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CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module

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USER MANUAL

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Important Installation Instructions


Power, Input, and Output (I/O) wiring must be in accordance with Class I, Division 2 wiring methods, Article 501-4 (b) of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 for installation in the U.S., or as specified in Section 18-1J2 of the Canadian Electrical Code for installations in Canada, and in accordance with the authority having jurisdiction. The following warnings must be heeded:

WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - SUBSTITUTION OF COMPONENTS MAY IMPAIR SUITABILITY FOR CLASS I, DIV. 2; WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - WHEN IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS, TURN OFF POWER BEFORE REPLACING OR WIRING MODULES WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT EQUIPMENT UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF OR THE AREA IS KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS. THIS DEVICE SHALL BE POWERED BY CLASS 2 OUTPUTS ONLY.

MVI (Multi Vendor Interface) Modules


WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT EQUIPMENT UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF OR THE AREA IS KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS. AVERTISSEMENT - RISQUE D'EXPLOSION - AVANT DE DCONNECTER L'QUIPEMENT, COUPER LE COURANT OU S'ASSURER QUE L'EMPLACEMENT EST DSIGN NON DANGEREUX.

Warnings
North America Warnings
A B Warning - Explosion Hazard - Substitution of components may impair suitability for Class I, Division 2. Warning - Explosion Hazard - When in hazardous locations, turn off power before replacing or rewiring modules. Warning - Explosion Hazard - Do not disconnect equipment unless power has been switched off or the area is known to be non-hazardous. Suitable for use in Class I, Division 2 Groups A, B, C and D Hazardous Locations or Non-Hazardous Locations.

ATEX Warnings and Conditions of Safe Usage


Power, Input, and Output (I/O) wiring must be in accordance with the authority having jurisdiction. A Warning - Explosion Hazard - When in hazardous locations, turn off power before replacing or wiring modules. B Warning - Explosion Hazard - Do not disconnect equipment unless power has been switched off or the area is known to be non-hazardous. C These products are intended to be mounted in an IP54 enclosure. The devices shall provide external means to prevent the rated voltage being exceeded by transient disturbances of more than 40%. This device must be used only with ATEX certified backplanes. D DO NOT OPEN WHEN ENERGIZED.

Warning: This module is not hot-swappable! Always remove power from the rack before inserting or removing this module, or damage may result to the module, the processor, or other connected devices.

Battery Life Advisory


The MVI46, MVI56, MVI56E, MVI69, and MVI71 modules use a rechargeable Lithium Vanadium Pentoxide battery to backup the real-time clock and CMOS. The battery should last for the life of the module. The module must be powered for approximately twenty hours before the battery becomes fully charged. After it is fully charged, the battery provides backup power for the CMOS setup and the real-time clock for approximately 21 days. When the battery is fully discharged, the module will revert to the default BIOS and clock settings.

Note: The battery is not user replaceable.

Markings
Electrical Ratings
Backplane Current Load: 800 mA @ 5.1 Vdc Power Supply Distance Rating: 2 Operating Temperature: 0C to 60C (32F to 140F) Storage Temperature: -40C to 85C (-40F to 185F) Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% (without condensation) All phase conductor sizes must be at least 1.3 mm(squared) and all earth ground conductors must be at least 4mm(squared).

Label Markings
<cULus> E193122 Class I Div 2 Groups A,B,C,D T6 -30C <= Ta <= 60C <ATEX> II 3 G Ex nA IIC T6 X 0C <= Ta <= +60C II - Equipment intended for above ground use (not for use in mines). 3 - Category 3 equipment, investigated for normal operation only. G - Equipment protected against explosive gasses.

Agency Approvals and Certifications


Agency ATEX DNV CE CB Safety GOST-R CSA cULus Applicable Standard(s) EN 60079-0:2006, EN 60079-15:2005 DET NORSKE VERITAS Test 2.4 EN61000-6-4:2007 CA/10533/CSA, IEC 61010-1 Ed. 2, CB 243333-2056722 (2090408) EN 61010 61010 UL508, UL1604, CSA 22.2 No 142 & 213

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Contents User Manual

Contents
Your Feedback Please........................................................................................................................ 2 How to Contact Us .............................................................................................................................. 2 ProSoft Technology Product Documentation .................................................................................... 2 Important Installation Instructions ....................................................................................................... 3 MVI (Multi Vendor Interface) Modules ................................................................................................ 3 Warnings ............................................................................................................................................. 3 Battery Life Advisory ........................................................................................................................... 4 Markings.............................................................................................................................................. 4

Guide to the MVI69-MNET User Manual 1 Start Here


1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5

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System Requirements ............................................................................................. 12 Package Contents ................................................................................................... 13 Installing ProSoft Configuration Builder Software ................................................... 14 Setting Jumpers ...................................................................................................... 15 Installing the Module ............................................................................................... 16

Configuring the MVI69-MNET Module


2.1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4 2.1.5 2.1.6 2.1.7 2.2 2.3 2.3.1 2.4 2.5 2.5.1 2.5.2 2.6 2.6.1 2.6.2 2.6.3 2.6.4 2.6.5 2.6.6 2.7

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MVI69-MNET Add-On Instruction Rung Import Procedure ..................................... 20 Creating a New RSLogix 5000 Project.................................................................... 21 Creating the Module ................................................................................................ 22 Importing the Ladder Rung ..................................................................................... 24 Setting the Read and Write Data Array Sizes ......................................................... 29 Setting the Block Transfer Size ............................................................................... 31 Setting the Connection Input and Output Sizes ...................................................... 32 Adding Multiple Modules (Optional) ........................................................................ 34 Connecting Your PC to the Processor .................................................................... 40 Downloading the Sample Program to the Processor .............................................. 41 Configuring the RSLinx Driver for the PC COM Port .............................................. 42 Connecting Your PC to the Module......................................................................... 44 Using ProSoft Configuration Builder ....................................................................... 45 Setting Up the Project ............................................................................................. 45 Setting Module Parameters ..................................................................................... 47 Module Configuration .............................................................................................. 49 Module ..................................................................................................................... 49 MNET Client x ......................................................................................................... 52 MNET Client x Commands ...................................................................................... 55 MNET Servers ......................................................................................................... 62 Static ARP Table ..................................................................................................... 65 Ethernet Configuration ............................................................................................ 66 Downloading the Project to the Module Using a Serial COM Port .......................... 67

Ladder Logic
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Controller Tags ........................................................................................................ 69

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3.1.1 3.2 3.2.1 3.3 3.4 3.5

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MVI69-MNET Controller Tags ................................................................................ 70 User-Defined Data Types (UDTs)........................................................................... 71 MVI69-MNET User-Defined Data Types ................................................................ 71 Using Controller Tags ............................................................................................. 73 Adding the Module to an Existing CompactLogix Project ....................................... 73 Adding the Module to an Existing MicroLogix Project ............................................ 77

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting


4.1 4.1.1 4.1.2 4.1.3 4.2 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.3 4.2.4 4.2.5 4.3 4.3.1 4.3.2 4.3.3

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LED Status Indicators ............................................................................................. 80 Ethernet LED Indicators.......................................................................................... 80 Clearing a Fault Condition ...................................................................................... 81 Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................... 81 Using ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) for Diagnostics ................................... 82 Using the Diagnostic Window in ProSoft Configuration Builder ............................. 82 Navigation ............................................................................................................... 85 Main Menu .............................................................................................................. 86 Modbus Database View Menu ................................................................................ 89 Network Menu ......................................................................................................... 91 Reading Status Data from the Module ................................................................... 92 Status Data Definition ............................................................................................. 93 Configuration Error Word ........................................................................................ 95 Client Command Errors .......................................................................................... 96

Reference
5.1 5.1.1 5.1.2 5.1.3 5.2 5.2.1 5.2.2 5.2.3 5.3 5.3.1 5.3.2 5.3.3 5.4 5.4.1 5.4.2 5.4.3 5.4.4 5.4.5 5.4.6 5.4.7 5.4.8 5.4.9 5.4.10 5.4.11

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Product Specifications ............................................................................................ 99 Modbus TCP/IP....................................................................................................... 99 Functional Specifications ...................................................................................... 100 Hardware Specifications ....................................................................................... 101 Functional Overview ............................................................................................. 102 Module Power Up ................................................................................................. 102 Backplane Data Transfer ...................................................................................... 102 Data Flow between MVI69-MNET Module and Processor ................................... 123 Cable Connections ............................................................................................... 128 Ethernet Connection ............................................................................................. 128 RS-232 Configuration/Debug Port ........................................................................ 130 DB9 to RJ45 Adaptor (Cable 14) .......................................................................... 132 Modbus Protocol Specification ............................................................................. 133 About the MODBUS TCP/IP Protocol ................................................................... 133 Read Coil Status (Function Code 01) ................................................................... 134 Read Input Status (Function Code 02) ................................................................. 135 Read Holding Registers (Function Code 03) ........................................................ 136 Read Input Registers (Function Code 04) ............................................................ 137 Force Single Coil (Function Code 05) .................................................................. 138 Preset Single Register (Function Code 06) .......................................................... 139 Diagnostics (Function Code 08) ........................................................................... 140 Force Multiple Coils (Function Code 15) .............................................................. 142 Preset Multiple Registers (Function Code 16) ...................................................... 143 Modbus Exception Responses ............................................................................. 144

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Contents User Manual 147

Contacting Technical Support ......................................................................................................... 147 6.1 Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policies and Conditions.............................. 149 6.1.1 Returning Any Product .......................................................................................... 149 6.1.2 Returning Units Under Warranty ........................................................................... 149 6.1.3 Returning Units Out of Warranty ........................................................................... 150 6.2 LIMITED WARRANTY........................................................................................... 151 6.2.1 What Is Covered By This Warranty ....................................................................... 151 6.2.2 What Is Not Covered By This Warranty ................................................................ 152 6.2.3 Disclaimer Regarding High Risk Activities ............................................................ 152 6.2.4 Intellectual Property Indemnity .............................................................................. 153 6.2.5 Disclaimer of all Other Warranties ........................................................................ 153 6.2.6 Limitation of Remedies ** ...................................................................................... 154 6.2.7 Time Limit for Bringing Suit ................................................................................... 154 6.2.8 No Other Warranties ............................................................................................. 154 6.2.9 Allocation of Risks ................................................................................................. 154 6.2.10 Controlling Law and Severability ........................................................................... 155

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Guide to the MVI69-MNET User Manual


Function Introduction (Must Do) Section to Read Details

Start Here (page 11) This section introduces the customer to the module. Included are: package contents, system requirements, hardware installation, and basic configuration.

Diagnostic and Troubleshooting

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting (page 79)

This section describes Diagnostic and Troubleshooting procedures.

Reference Product Specifications

Reference (page 99) These sections contain general references associated with this product and its Specifications.. Product Specifications (page 99)

Support, Service, and Warranty Index

Support, Service and Warranty (page 147) Index

This section contains Support, Service and Warranty information. Index of chapters.

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Start Here
In This Chapter
System Requirements ........................................................................... 12 Package Contents ................................................................................. 12 Installing ProSoft Configuration Builder Software .................................. 14 Setting Jumpers .................................................................................... 15 Installing the Module ............................................................................. 16

To get the most benefit from this User Manual, you should have the following skills: Rockwell Automation RSLogix software: launch the program, configure ladder logic, and transfer the ladder logic to the processor Microsoft Windows: install and launch programs, execute menu commands, navigate dialog boxes, and enter data Hardware installation and wiring: install the module, and safely connect Modbus TCP/IP and CompactLogix or MicroLogix devices to a power source and to the MVI69-MNET modules application port(s)

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1.1

System Requirements
The MVI69-MNET module requires the following minimum hardware and software components: Rockwell Automation CompactLogix processors or MicroLogix 1500 LRP processor, with compatible power supply and one free slot in the rack, for the MVI69-MNET module. The module requires 800 mA of available power. Important: The MVI69-MNET module has a power supply distance rating of 2 (L43 and L45 installations on first 2 slots of 1769 bus). Important: For 1769-L23x processors, please make note of the following limitations. 1769-L23-QBFC1B = 800 mA at 5 Vdc (One MVI69-MNET will use all 800 mA of available power. No other modules can be used with an MVI69 module connected to this processor.) 1769-L23E-QB1B = 1000 mA at 5 Vdc (One MVI69-MNET will use 800 mA of available power. One other module can be used on this rack provided it consumes less than 200 mA at 5 Vdc.) 1769-L23E-QBFC1B = 450 mA at 5 Vdc (No MVI69 module can be used with this processor.)

Rockwell Automation RSLogix 5000 (CompactLogix) or RSLogix 500 (MicroLogix) programming software Rockwell Automation RSLinx communication software Pentium II 450 MHz minimum. Pentium III 733 MHz (or better) recommended Supported operating systems: o Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 1 or 2 o Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 1, 2, or 3 o Microsoft Windows Server 2003 128 Mbytes of RAM minimum, 256 Mbytes of RAM recommended 100 Mbytes of free hard disk space (or more based on application requirements) 256-color VGA graphics adapter, 800 x 600 minimum resolution (True Color 1024 768 recommended) CD-ROM drive HyperTerminal or other terminal emulator program capable of file transfers using Ymodem protocol.

NOTE: MVI69/PS69 modules will not work with CompactLogix L4x processors using RSLogix 5000 v17. All other processor combinations and RSLogix versions will work correctly.

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1.2

Package Contents
The following components are included with your MVI69-MNET module, and are all required for installation and configuration. Important: Before beginning the installation, please verify that all of the following items are present.

Qty. 1 1 1

Part Name MVI69-MNET Module Cable Cable

Part Number MVI69-MNET Cable #15 - RS232 Null Modem Cable #14 - RJ45 to DB9 Male Adapter

Part Description Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module For RS232 between a Personal Computer (PC) and the CFG port of the module For connecting the modules port to Cable #15 for RS-232 connections Contains sample programs, utilities and documentation for the MVI69-MNET module.

inRAx Solutions CD

If any of these components are missing, please contact ProSoft Technology Support for replacement parts.

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1.3

Installing ProSoft Configuration Builder Software


You must install the ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) software to configure the module. You can always get the newest version of ProSoft Configuration Builder from the ProSoft Technology website.
To install ProSoft Configuration Builder from the ProSoft Technology website

Open your web browser and navigate to http://www.prosofttechnology.com/pcb 2 Click the link at the Current Release Version section to download the latest version of ProSoft Configuration Builder. 3 Choose SAVE or SAVE FILE when prompted. 4 Save the file to your Windows Desktop, so that you can find it easily when you have finished downloading. 5 When the download is complete, locate and open the file, and then follow the instructions on your screen to install the program. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can install ProSoft Configuration Builder from the ProSoft Solutions Product CD-ROM, included in the package with your module.
To install ProSoft Configuration Builder from the Product CD-ROM

1 2 3 4

Insert the ProSoft Solutions Product CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive of your PC. Wait for the startup screen to appear. On the startup screen, click PRODUCT DOCUMENTATION. This action opens a Windows Explorer file tree window. Click to open the UTILITIES folder. This folder contains all of the applications and files you will need to set up and configure your module. Double-click the SETUP CONFIGURATION TOOL folder, double-click the PCB_*.EXE file and follow the instructions on your screen to install the software on your PC. The information represented by the "*" character in the file name is the PCB version number and, therefore, subject to change as new versions of PCB are released.

Note: Many of the configuration and maintenance procedures use files and other utilities on the CD-ROM. You may wish to copy the files from the Utilities folder on the CD-ROM to a convenient location on your hard drive.

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1.4

Setting Jumpers
The Setup Jumper acts as "write protection" for the modules flash memory. In "write protected" mode, the Setup pins are not connected, and the modules firmware cannot be overwritten. Do not jumper the Setup pins together unless you are directed to do so by ProSoft Technical Support. The following illustration shows the MVI69-MNET jumper configuration.

Note: If you are installing the module in a remote rack, you may prefer to leave the Setup pins jumpered. That way, you can update the modules firmware without requiring physical access to the module.

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Installing the Module


Before you attempt to install the module, make sure that the bus lever of the adjacent module is in the unlocked (fully right) position. Warning: This module is not hot-swappable! Always remove power from the rack before inserting or removing this module, or damage may result to the module, the processor, or other connected devices.

Align the module using the upper and lower tongue-and-groove slots with the adjacent module and slide forward in the direction of the arrow.

Move the module back along the tongue-and-groove slots until the bus connectors on the MVI69 module and the adjacent module line up with each other.

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Push the modules bus lever back slightly to clear the positioning tab and move it firmly to the left until it clicks. Ensure that it is locked firmly in place.

Close all DIN-rail latches.

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MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module Press the DIN-rail mounting area of the controller against the DIN-rail. The latches will momentarily open and lock into place.

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Configuring the MVI69-MNET Module


In This Chapter
MVI69-MNET Add-On Instruction Rung Import Procedure .................... 20 Connecting Your PC to the Processor ................................................... 40 Downloading the Sample Program to the Processor ............................. 41 Connecting Your PC to the Module ....................................................... 44 Using ProSoft Configuration Builder ...................................................... 45 Module Configuration ............................................................................ 49 Downloading the Project to the Module Using a Serial COM Port ......... 67

The MVI69-MNET module works on both the CompactLogix and the MicroLogix platform. The ladder logic you should import for the module depends on what type of processor you have, and what RSLogix software you are running.
If you have ... CompactLogix processor with RSLogix 5000 Version 16 or higher CompactLogix processor with RSLogix 5000 Version 15 or earlier MicroLogix processor (uses RSLogix 500) ... use this ProSoft ladder import. File ext. Instructions MVI69-MNET Add-On Instruction Rung Import Procedure (page 20) Adding the Module to an Existing CompactLogix Project (page 73) Adding the Module to an Existing MicroLogix Project (page 77)

Add-On Instruction rung .L5X MVI69MNET_AddOn_Rung_<Ve rsion #>.L5X Sample Ladder program. Use the .ACD version number that matches the version number of your RSLogix 5000 software. Sample Ladder program for MicroLogix .RSS

All of these ladder files can be downloaded from www.prosoft-technology.com or copied from the ProSoft Solutions CD-ROM.

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2.1

MVI69-MNET Add-On Instruction Rung Import Procedure


Note: This section only applies if you are using a CompactLogix processor running RSLogix 5000 version 16 or higher. If you are configuring the MVI69-MNET module with an earlier version of RSLogix 5000, please refer to Adding the Module to an Existing CompactLogix Project (page 73). If you are using a MicroLogix processor, please see Adding the Module to an Existing MicroLogix Project (page 77).

The following file is required before you start this procedure. Copy the file from the ProSoft Solutions CD-ROM, or download it from www.prosoft-technology.com.
File Name MVI69MNET_AddOn_Rung_<Version #>.L5X Description L5X file contains the Add-On instruction, the user defined data types, data objects and ladder logic required to set up the MVI69-MNET module.

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2.1.1 Creating a New RSLogix 5000 Project


1 Open the FILE menu, and then choose NEW.

Select REVISION 16.

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2.1.2 Creating the Module


1 Right-click I/O CONFIGURATION and choose NEW MODULE.

Select 1769-MODULE.

Set the Module Properties values as follows:


Parameter Name Description Comm Format Slot Input Assembly Instance Input Size Output Assembly Instance Output Size Configuration Assembly Instance Configuration Size Value Enter a module identification string. Example: MNET Enter a description for the module. Example: MODBUS TCP/IP COMMUNICATION MODULE Select DATA-INT Enter the slot number in the rack where the MV69-MNET module will be installed. 101 62 / 122 / 242 100 61 / 121 / 241 102 0

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The following illustration shows an example where the module was configured for a block transfer size of 60 words (input block size = 62 words, output block size = 61 words):

The following options are available for the user:


Block Transfer Size 60 120 240 Input Block Size 62 122 242 Output Block Size 61 121 241

On the CONNECTION tab, check or un-check the Major fault option as applicable.

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The MVI69-MNET module is now visible in the I/O Configuration pane.

2.1.3 Importing the Ladder Rung


1 2 3 In the Controller Organization window, expand the TASKS folder and subfolder until you reach the MAINPROGRAM folder. In the MAINPROGRAM folder, double-click to open the MAINROUTINE ladder. Select an empty rung in the new routine, and then click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu. On the shortcut menu, choose IMPORT RUNG.

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Navigate to the location on your PC where you saved (page 20) the Add-On Instruction (for example, My Documents or Desktop). Select the MVI69MNET_ADDON_RUNG_<VERSION #>.L5X file.

This action opens the Import Configuration dialog box, showing the controller tags that will be created.

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Verify that the slot number is correct for the module.

Click OK to confirm the import. RSLogix will indicate that the import is in progress:

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When the import is completed, the new Add-On Instruction rung will appear in the ladder.

The procedure has also imported new user-defined data types, controller tags and the Add-On instruction for your project.

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The imported rung will contain the Add-On instruction with two CPS instructions as shown below. The CPS instructions are set by default for a length of 62/61 words as follows:

Edit the above CPS instructions Length field values according to the following table.
"Block Transfer Size Parameter" 60/120/240 options) Connection Parameters: Input Size: Output Size: Ladder Routine window: CPS instructions Length field values:

62 122 242

61 121 241

62 122 242

61 121 241

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2.1.4 Setting the Read and Write Data Array Sizes


The imported rung contains the MNET.DATA controller tag arrays ReadData and WriteData, which are set to the factory default sizes of 600 elements. These tags will contain: o Read Data - data copied from the module to the processor o Write Data - data copied from the processor to the module 2 If you have changed the Read Register Count and Write Register Count values in the Module section of the modules configuration, you must adjust the ReadData and WriteData array sizes to match those values. Enter the new values in the MNETDATA user-defined data type in the User-Defined folder. 1

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Example: If the Read Register Count parameter in the configuration is set to 1440, then set the ReadData tag array size to INT[1440].

Example: If the Write Register Count parameter in the configuration is set to 1880, then set the WriteData tag array size to INT[1880].

You will be prompted to confirm the changes. Click YES to continue.

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2.1.5 Setting the Block Transfer Size


The MNET.CONFIG.BlockTransferSize controller tag is set to 60 in the Add-On Instruction. If you have configured a different block transfer size in the modules configuration file, you must change this value to match.

Edit the tag values according to the following table.


Module Properties dialog box: Connection Parameters: Input Size: 62 122 242 Output Size: 61 121 241 60 120 240 Controller Organizer's Controller Tags folder: MNET.CONFIG.BlockTransferSize tag value:

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2.1.6 Setting the Connection Input and Output Sizes


The following user-defined data types must also be configured to match the block transfer size value used for your project: MNETConnectionInput Data type used for the Connection Input pin in the Add-On instruction. MNETConnectionOutput Data type used for the Connection Output pin in the Add-On instruction. 1 Access the user-defined data type definition MNETConnectionInput as shown below.

Edit the tag values according to the following table.


Module Properties dialog box: Connection Parameters: Input Size: 62 122 242 Controller Organizers Controller Tags folder: MNETConnectionInput.Data tag value: 62 122 242

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Access the user-defined data type definition MNETConnectionOutput as shown below.

Edit the tag values according to the following table.


Controller Organizers Controller Tags folder: MNETConnectionOutput.Data tag value: 61 121 241

Module Properties dialog box: Connection Parameters: Output Size: 61 121 241

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2.1.7 Adding Multiple Modules (Optional)


Important: If your application requires more than one MVI69-MNET module in the same project, follow the steps below and make certain that both modules are assigned identical Block Transfer Sizes.

In the I/O CONFIGURATION folder, click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu, and then choose NEW MODULE.

Select 1769-MODULE.

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Enter a module identification string. Example: MVI69MNET_2 Enter a description for the module. Example: PROSOFT COMMUNICATION MODULE FOR MODBUS COMMUNICATIONS Select DATA-INT Enter the slot number in the rack where the MVI69-MNET module will be installed. 101 62 / 122 / 242 100 61 / 121 / 241 102 0

Click OK to confirm. The new module is now visible:

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In the Controller Organization window, expand the TASKS folder and subfolder until you reach the MAINPROGRAM folder. In the MAINPROGRAM folder, double-click to open the MAINROUTINE ladder.

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Select an empty rung in the new routine, and then click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu. On the shortcut menu, choose IMPORT RUNG.

Navigate to the location on your PC where you saved (page 20) the Add-On Instruction (for example, My Documents or Desktop). Select the MVI69MNET_ADDON_RUNG_<VERSION #>.L5X file.

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This action opens the Import Configuration dialog box, showing the controller tags that will be created.

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Associate the I/O connection variables to the correct module. The default values are Local:1:I and Local:1:O. These require re-assignment to the new module's location.

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10 Change the default tags MNET and AOI69MNET to avoid conflict with existing tags. In this step, you should append a string to the default tag names, such as "_2", as shown in the following illustration.

11 Click OK to continue.

The setup procedure is now complete. Save the project and download the application to your CompactLogix processor.

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2.2

Connecting Your PC to the Processor


1 Connect the right-angle connector end of the cable to your controller at the communications port.

Connect the straight connector end of the cable to the serial port on your computer.

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2.3

Downloading the Sample Program to the Processor


Note: The key switch on the front of the CompactLogix processor must be in the REM or PROG position.

If you are not already online to the processor, open the COMMUNICATIONS menu, and then choose DOWNLOAD. RSLogix will establish communication with the processor. When communication is established, RSLogix will open a confirmation dialog box. Click the DOWNLOAD button to transfer the sample program to the processor.

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RSLogix will compile the program and transfer it to the processor. This process may take a few minutes. When the download is complete, RSLogix will open another confirmation dialog box. Click OK to switch the processor from PROGRAM mode to RUN mode.

Note: If you receive an error message during these steps, refer to your RSLogix documentation to interpret and correct the error.

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2.3.1 Configuring the RSLinx Driver for the PC COM Port


If RSLogix is unable to establish communication with the processor, follow these steps. 1 Open RSLinx. 2 Open the COMMUNICATIONS menu, and choose CONFIGURE DRIVERS.

This action opens the Configure Drivers dialog box.

Note: If the list of configured drivers is blank, you must first choose and configure a driver from the Available Driver Types list. The recommended driver type to choose for serial communication with the processor is RS-232 DF1 Devices.

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Click to select the driver, and then click CONFIGURE. This action opens the Configure RS-232 DF1 Devices dialog box.

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Click the AUTO-CONFIGURE button. RSLinx will attempt to configure your serial port to work with the selected driver. When you see the message Auto Configuration Successful, click the OK button to dismiss the dialog box.

Note: If the auto-configuration procedure fails, verify that the cables are connected correctly between the processor and the serial port on your computer, and then try again. If you are still unable to auto-configure the port, refer to your RSLinx documentation for further troubleshooting steps.

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2.4

Connecting Your PC to the Module


With the module securely mounted, connect your PC to the CFG (Configuration/Debug) port using an RJ45-DB-9 Serial Adapter Cable and a Null Modem Cable. 1 Attach both cables as shown. 2 Insert the RJ45 cable connector into the CFG port of the module. 3 Attach the other end to the serial port on your PC.

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2.5

Using ProSoft Configuration Builder


ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) provides a convenient way to manage module configuration files customized to meet your application needs. PCB is not only a powerful solution for new configuration files, but also allows you to import information from previously installed (known working) configurations to new projects.

2.5.1 Setting Up the Project


To begin, start ProSoft Configuration Builder. If you have used other Windows configuration tools before, you will find the screen layout familiar. ProSoft Configuration Builders window consists of a tree view on the left, an information pane and a configuration pane on the right side of the window. When you first start ProSoft Configuration Builder, the tree view consists of folders for Default Project and Default Location, with a Default Module in the Default Location folder. The following illustration shows the ProSoft Configuration Builder window with a new project.

Use the mouse to select DEFAULT MODULE in the tree view, and then click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu.

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On the shortcut menu, select CHOOSE MODULE TYPE. This action opens the Choose Module Type dialog box.

In the Product Line Filter area of the dialog box, select MVI69. In the Select Module Type dropdown list, select MVI69-MNET, and then click OK to save your settings and return to the ProSoft Configuration Builder window.

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2.5.2 Setting Module Parameters


Notice that the contents of the information pane and the configuration pane changed when you added the MVI69-MNET module to the project.

At this time, you may wish to rename the Default Project and Default Location folders in the tree view.

Renaming an Object 1 Select the object, and then click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu. From the shortcut menu, choose RENAME. 2 Type the name to assign to the object. 3 Click away from the object to save the new name.

Configuring Module Parameters 1 Click the [+] sign next to the module icon to expand module information. icon to view module information and 2 Click the [+] sign next to any configuration options. 3 4 5 Double-click any icon to open an Edit dialog box. To edit a parameter, select the parameter in the left pane and make your changes in the right pane. Click OK to save your changes.

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Printing a Configuration File 1 Select the module icon, and then click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu. 2 On the shortcut menu, choose VIEW CONFIGURATION. This action opens the View Configuration window. 3 In the View Configuration window, open the FILE menu, and choose PRINT. This action opens the Print dialog box. 4 In the Print dialog box, choose the printer to use from the drop-down list, select printing options, and then click OK.

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2.6

Module Configuration 2.6.1 Module


This section of the configuration describes the database setup and module-level parameters. Backplane Error/Status Pointer 1 to 4955 This parameter sets the address in the internal database where the backplane error/status data will be placed. If you want the error/status data to be moved to the processor and placed into the ReadData array, the value entered should be a module memory address in the Read Data area. If the value is set to -1, the error/status data will not be stored in the module's internal database and will not be transferred to the processor's ReadData array. Enabling the Error/Status Pointer is optional. The error/status data is routinely returned as part of the input image, which is continually being transferred from the module to the processor. For more information, see Normal Data Transfer Blocks (page 105).

Read Register Start 0 to 4999 The Read Register Start parameter specifies the start of the Read Data area in module memory. Data in this area will be transferred from the module to the processor. Note: Total user database memory space is limited to the first 5000 registers of module memory, addresses 0 through 4999. Therefore, the practical limit for this parameter is 4999 minus the value entered for Read Register Count, so that the Read Data Area does not try to extend above address 4999. Read Data and Write Data Areas must be configured to occupy separate address ranges in module memory and should not be allowed to overlap.

Read Register Count 0 to 5000 The Read Register Count parameter specifies the size of the Read Data area of module memory and the number of registers to transfer from this area to the processor, up to a maximum of 5000 words. Note: Total Read Register Count and Write Register Count cannot exceed 5000 total registers. Read Data and Write Data Areas must be configured to occupy separate address ranges in module memory and should not be allowed to overlap. ProSoft Technology, Inc. October 17, 2011 Page 49 of 159

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Write Register Start 0 to 4999 The Write Register Start parameter specifies the start of the Write Data area in module memory. Data in this area will be transferred in from the processor. Note: Total user database memory space is limited to the first 5000 registers of module memory, addresses 0 through 4999. Therefore, the practical limit for this parameter is 4999 minus the value entered for Write Register Count, so that the Write Data Area does not try to extend above address 4999. Read Data and Write Data Areas must be configured to occupy separate address ranges in module memory and should not be allowed to overlap.

Write Register Count 0 to 5000 The Write Register Count parameter specifies the size of the Write Data area of module memory and the number of registers to transfer from the processor to this memory area, up to a maximum value of 5000 words. Note: Total Read Register Count and Write Register Count cannot exceed 5000 total registers. Read Data and Write Data Areas must be configured to occupy separate address ranges in module memory and should not be allowed to overlap.

Failure Flag Count 0 through 65535 This parameter specifies the number of successive transfer errors that must occur before halting communication on the application port(s). If the parameter is set to 0, the application port(s) will continue to operate under all conditions. If the value is set larger than 0 (1 to 65535), communications will cease if the specified number of failures occur.

Block Transfer Size 60, 120 or 240 This read-only parameter specifies the number of words of user data transferred in each block between the module and processor.

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Initialize Output Data 0 = No, 1 = Yes This parameter is used to determine if the output data for the module should be initialized with values from the processor. If the value is set to 0, the output data will be initialized to 0. If the value is set to 1, the data will be initialized with data from the processor. Use of this option requires associated ladder logic to pass the data from the processor to the module.

Pass-Through Mode 0, 1, 2 or 3 This parameter specifies the pass-through mode for write messages received by the MNET and MBAP server ports. If the parameter is set to 0, all write messages will be placed in the modules virtual database. If a value of 1 is entered, write messages received will be sent to the processor as unformatted messages. If a value of 2 is entered, write messages received will be sent to the processor as formatted messages. If a value of 3 is entered, write messages received will be sent to the processor with the bytes swapped in a formatted message. Note: If pass-through mode is used, the module's Write Data area must begin at 0 (Write Register Start = 0).

Duplex/Speed Code 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 This parameter allows you to cause the module to use a specific duplex and speed setting. Value = 1: Half duplex, 10 MB speed Value = 2: Full duplex, 10 MB speed Value = 3: Half duplex, 100 MB speed Value = 4: Full duplex, 100 MB speed Value = 0: Auto-negotiate Auto-negotiate is the default value for backward compatibility. This feature is not implemented in older software revisions.

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2.6.2 MNET Client x


This section defines general configuration for the MNET Client (Master).

Client Error/Status Pointer 1 to 4990 This parameter sets the address in the internal database where the Client error/status data will be placed. If you want the error/status data to be moved to the processor and placed into the ReadData array, the value entered should be a module memory address in the Read Data area. If the value is set to -1, the error/status data will not be stored in the module's internal database and will not be transferred to the processor's ReadData array. Enabling the Error/Status Pointer is optional. The error/status data is routinely returned as part of the input image, which is continually being transferred from the module to the processor. For more information, see Normal Data Transfer Blocks (page 105).

Command Error Pointer -1 to 4999 This parameter sets the address in the internal database where the Command Error List data will be placed. If you want the Command Error List data to be moved to the processor and placed into the ReadData array, the value entered should be a module memory address in the Read Data area. If the value is set to -1, the Command Error List data will not be stored in the module's internal database and will not be transferred to the processor's ReadData array.

Minimum Command Delay 0 to 65535 milliseconds This parameter specifies the number of milliseconds to wait between the initial issuances of a command. This parameter can be used to delay all commands sent to servers to avoid "flooding" commands on the network. This parameter does not affect retries of a command as they will be issued when failure is recognized.

Response Timeout 0 to 65535 milliseconds This is the time in milliseconds that a Client will wait before re-transmitting a command if no response is received from the addressed server. The value to use depends on the type of communication network used, and the expected response time of the slowest device on the network.

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Retry Count 0 to 10 This parameter specifies the number of times a command will be retried if it fails.

Float Flag YES or NO This flag specifies how the Client driver will issue Function Code 3, 6, and 16 commands (read and write Holding Registers) to a remote server when it is moving 32-bit floating-point data. If the remote server expects to receive or will send one complete 32-bit floatingpoint value for each count of one (1), then set this parameter to YES. When set to YES, the Client driver will send values from two consecutive 16-bit internal memory registers (32 total bits) for each count in a write command, or receive 32 bits per count from the server for read commands. Example: Count = 10, Client driver will send 20 16-bit registers for 10 total 32-bit floating-point values. If, however, the remote server expects to use a count of two (2) for each 32-bit floating-point value it sends or receives, or if you do not plan to use floating-point data in your application, then set this parameter to NO, which is the default setting. You will also need to set the Float Start and Float Offset parameters to appropriate values whenever the Float Flag parameter is set to YES.

Float Start 0 to 65535 Whenever the Float Flag parameter is set to YES, this parameter determines the lowest Modbus Address, used in commands to a remote server, to consider as commands to read or write floating-point data. All commands with address values greater than or equal to this value will be considered floating-point data commands. All commands with address values less than this value will be considered normal 16-bit register data commands. This parameter is used only if the Float Flag is set to YES. For example, if a value of 7000 is entered, all commands sent with addresses of 47001 (or 407001) and above will be considered as floating-point data commands and 32 bits of data will be sent or received for each count of one in the command. You will also need to set the Float Offset parameter to an appropriate value whenever the Float Flag parameter is set to YES.

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Float Offset 0 to 9999 This parameter defines the start register for floating-point data in the internal database. This parameter is used only if the Float Flag is enabled. For example, if the Float Offset value is set to 3000 and the Float Start parameter is set to 7000, data requests for register 7000 will use the internal Modbus register 3000.

ARP Timeout 1 to 60 This parameter specifies the number of seconds to wait for an ARP reply after a request is issued.

Command Error Delay 0 to 300 This parameter specifies the number of 100 millisecond intervals to turn off a command in the error list after an error is recognized for the command. If this parameter is set to 0, there will be no delay.

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2.6.3 MNET Client x Commands


The MNET Client x Commands section of the configuration sets the Modbus TCP/IP Client command list. This command list polls Modbus TCP/IP server devices attached to the Modbus TCP/IP Client port. The module supports numerous commands. This permits the module to interface with a wide variety of Modbus TCP/IP protocol devices. The function codes used for each command are those specified in the Modbus protocol. Each command list record has the same format. The first part of the record contains the information relating to the MVI69-MNET communication module, and the second part contains information required to interface to the Modbus TCP/IP server device.

Command List Overview In order to interface the MVI69-MNET module with Modbus TCP/IP server devices, you must construct a command list. The commands in the list specify the server device to be addressed, the function to be performed (read or write), the data area in the device to interface with and the registers in the internal database to be associated with the device data. The Client command list supports up to 100 commands. The command list is processed from top (command #1) to bottom. A poll interval parameter is associated with each command to specify a minimum delay time in tenths of a second between the issuances of a command. If the user specifies a value of 10 for the parameter, the command will be executed no more frequently than every 1 second. Write commands have a special feature, as they can be set to execute only if the data in the write command changes. If the register data values in the command have not changed since the command was last issued, the command will not be executed. If the data in the command has changed since the command was last issued, the command will be executed. Use of this feature can lighten the load on the network. To implement this feature, set the enable code for the command to CONDITIONAL (2).

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Commands Supported by the Module The format of each command in the list depends on the Modbus Function Code being executed. The following table lists the functions supported by the module.
Function Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15 16 22 23 Definition Read Coil Status Read Input Status Read Holding Registers Read Input Registers Set Single Coil Single Register Write Read Exception Status Diagnostics Multiple Coil Write Multiple Register Write Mask Write 4X Read/Write Supported in Client X X X X X X Supported in Server X X X X X X X X X X X X

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Each command list record has the same general format. The first part of the record contains the information relating to the communication module and the second part contains information required to interface to the Modbus TCP/IP server device.

Command Entry Formats The following table shows the structure of the configuration data necessary for each of the supported commands.
1 Enable Code Code Code Code Code Code Code Code Code 3 4 Poll Interval Count Time 1/10th Seconds Bit Count 1/10th Seconds Bit Count 1/10th Seconds Word Count Register 1/10th Seconds Word Count 1 bit 1/10th Seconds Bit Count 1 bit 1/10th Seconds Word Count Register 1/10th Seconds Bit (bit) Count Register 1/10th Seconds Word Count 2 Internal Address Register (bit) Register (bit) Register 5 6 7 Swap IP Address Serv Code Port 0 IP Address Port # 0 Code 0 0 0 0 0 8 9 Slave Function Code Node Address Read Coil (0x) 10 Device Modbus Address Register Register Register Register Register Register Register Register

IP Address Port # Address Read Input (1x) IP Address Port # Address Read Holding Registers (4x) IP Address Port # Address Read Input Registers (3x) IP Address Port # Address Force (Write) Single Coil (0x) IP Address Port # Address Preset (Write) Single Register (4x) IP Address Port # Address Force (Write) Multiple Coil (0x) IP Address Port # Address Preset (Write) Multiple Register (4x)

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The first part of the record is the module information, which relates to the MVI69 module, and the second part contains information required to interface to the server device. Command list example:

Enable NO (0), YES (1), or CONDITIONAL (2) This field defines whether the command is to be executed and under what conditions.
Value NO (0) YES (1) Description The command is disabled and will not be executed in the normal polling sequence. The command is executed each scan of the command list if the Poll Interval time is set to zero. If the Poll Interval time is set to a nonzero value, the command will be executed when the interval timer expires.

CONDITIONAL (2) The command will execute only if the internal data associated with the command changes. This value is valid only for write commands.

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Internal Address 0 to 65535 (for bit-level addressing) or 0 to 4999 (for word-level addressing) This field specifies the database address in the module's internal database to use as the destination for data brought in by a read command or as the source for data to be sent out by a write command. The database address is interpreted as a bit address or a 16-bit word (register) address, depending on the Modbus Function Code used in the command. For Modbus functions 1, 2, 5, and 15, this parameter is interpreted as a bitlevel address. For Modbus functions 3, 4, 6, and 16, this parameter is interpreted as a wordlevel or register-level address.

Poll Interval 0 to 65535 This parameter specifies the minimum interval between issuances of a command during continuous command execution (Enable code of 1). The parameter is entered in tenths of a second. Therefore, if a value of 100 is entered for a command, the command executes no more frequently than every 10 seconds.

Reg Count Regs: 1 to 125 Coils: 1 to 800 This parameter specifies the number of 16-bit registers or binary bits to be transferred by the command. Functions 5 and 6 ignore this field as they apply only to a single data point. For functions 1, 2, and 15, this parameter sets the number of bits (inputs or coils) to be transferred by the command. For functions 3, 4, and 16, this parameter sets the number of registers to be transferred by the command.

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Swap Code NONE SWAP WORDS SWAP WORDS & BYTES SWAP BYTES This parameter defines if and how the order of bytes in data received or sent is to be rearranged. This option exists to allow for the fact that different manufacturers store and transmit multi-byte data in different combinations. This parameter is helpful when dealing with floating-point or other multi-byte values, as there is no one standard method of storing these data types. The parameter can be set to rearrange the byte order of data received or sent into an order more useful or convenient for other applications. The following table defines the valid Swap Code values and the effect they have on the byte-order of the data.
Swap Code NONE SWAP WORDS SWAP WORDS & BYTES SWAP BYTES Description No change is made in the byte ordering (1234 = 1234) The words are swapped (1234=3412) The words are swapped, then the bytes in each word are swapped (1234=4321) The bytes in each word are swapped (1234=2143)

These swap operations affect 4-byte (or 2-word) groups of data. Therefore, data swapping using these Swap Codes should be done only when using an even number of words, such as when 32-bit integer or floating-point data is involved.

Node IP Address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx The IP address of the device being addressed by the command.

Service Port 502 or other port numbers supported on a server Use a value of 502 when addressing Modbus TCP/IP servers that are compatible with the Schneider Electric MBAP specifications (this will be most devices). If a server implementation supports another service port, enter the value here.

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Slave Address 0 - Broadcast to all nodes 1 to 255 Use this parameter to specify the slave address of a remote Modbus Serial device through a Modbus Ethernet to Serial converter. Note: Use the Node IP Address parameter (page 59) to address commands to a remote Modbus TCP/IP device. Note: Most Modbus devices accept an address in the range of only 1 to 247, so check with the slave device manufacturer to see if a particular slave can use addresses 248 to 255. If the value is set to zero, the command will be a broadcast message on the network. The Modbus protocol permits broadcast commands for write operations. Do not use node address 0 for read operations.

Modbus Function 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, or 16 This parameter specifies the Modbus Function Code to be executed by the command. These function codes are defined in the Modbus protocol. The following table lists the purpose of each function supported by the module. More information on the protocol is available from www.modbus.org.
Modbus Function Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 15 16 Description Read Coil Status Read Input Status Read Holding Registers Read Input Registers Force (Write) Single Coil Preset (Write) Single Register Force Multiple Coils Preset Multiple Registers

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MB Address in Device This parameter specifies the starting Modbus register or bit address in the server to be used by the command. Refer to the documentation of each Modbus server device for the register and bit address assignments valid for that device. The Modbus Function Code determines whether the address will be a registerlevel or bit-level OFFSET address into a given data type range. The offset will be the target data address in the server minus the base address for that data type. Base addresses for the different data types are: 00001 or 000001 (0x0001) for bit-level Coil data (Function Codes 1, 5, and 15). 10001 or 100001 (1x0001) for bit-level Input Status data (Function Code 2) 30001 or 300001 (3x0001) for Input Register data (Function Code 4) 40001 or 400001 (4x0001) for Holding Register data (Function Codes 3, 6, and 16). Address calculation examples: For bit-level Coil commands (FC 1, 5, or 15) to read or write a Coil 0X address 00001, specify a value of 0 (00001 - 00001 = 0). For Coil address 00115, specify 114 (00115 - 00001 = 114) For register read or write commands (FC 3, 6, or 16) 4X range, for 40001, specify a value of 0 (40001 - 40001 = 0). For 01101, 11101, 31101 or 41101, specify a value of 1100. (01101 - 00001 = 1100) (11101 -10001 = 1100) (31101 - 30001 = 1100) (41101 - 40001 = 1100) Note: If the documentation for a particular Modbus server device lists data addresses in hexadecimal (base16) notation, you will need to convert the hexadecimal value to a decimal value to enter in this parameter. In such cases, it is not usually necessary to subtract 1 from the converted decimal number, as this addressing scheme typically uses the exact offset address expressed as a hexadecimal number.

Comment 0 to 35 alphanumeric characters

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2.6.4 MNET Servers


This section contains database offset information used by the server when accessed by external Clients. These offsets can be utilized to segment the database by data type.

Float Flag YES or NO This flag specifies how the server driver will respond to Function Code 3, 6, and 16 commands (read and write Holding Registers) from a remote Client when it is moving 32-bit floating-point data. If the remote Client expects to receive or will send one complete 32-bit floatingpoint value for each count of one (1), then set this parameter to YES. When set to YES, the server driver will return values from two consecutive 16-bit internal memory registers (32 total bits) for each count in the read command, or receive 32-bits per count from the Client for write commands. Example: Count = 10, server driver will send 20 16-bit registers for 10 total 32-bit floating-point values. If, however, the remote Client sends a count of two (2) for each 32-bit floatingpoint value it expects to receive or send, or, if you do not plan to use floatingpoint data in your application, then set this parameter to NO, which is the default setting. You will also need to set the Float Start and Float Offset parameters to appropriate values whenever the Float Flag parameter is set to YES.

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Float Start 0 to 65535 This parameter defines the first register of floating-point data. All requests with register values greater than or equal to this value will be considered floating-point data requests. This parameter is only used if the Float Flag is enabled. For example, if a value of 7000 is entered, all requests for registers 7000 and above will be considered as floating-point data.

Float Offset 0 to 9999 This parameter defines the start register for floating-point data in the internal database. This parameter is used only if the Float Flag is enabled. For example, if the Float Offset value is set to 3000 and the Float Start parameter is set to 7000, data requests for register 7000 will use the internal Modbus register 3000.

Output Offset 0 to 4999 This parameter defines the start register for the Modbus command data in the internal database. This parameter is enabled when a value greater than 0 is set. For example, if the Output Offset value is set to 3000, data requests for Modbus Coil Register address 00001 will use the internal database register 3000, bit 0. If the Output Offset value is set to 3000, data requests for Modbus Coil register address 00016 will use the internal database register 3000, bit 15. Function codes affected are 1, 5, and 15.

Bit Input Offset 0 to 4999 This parameter defines the start register for Modbus command data in the internal database. This parameter is enabled when a value greater than 0 is set. For example, if the Bit Input Offset value is set to 3000, data requests for Modbus Input Register address 10001 will use the internal database register 3000, bit 0. If the Bit Input Offset is set to 3000, data requests for Modbus Coil register address 10016 will use the internal database register 3000, bit 15. Function code 2 is affected.

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Holding Register Offset 0 to 4999 This parameter defines the start register for the Modbus Command data in the internal database. This parameter is enabled when a value greater than 0 is set. For example, if the Holding Register Offset value is set to 4000, data requests for Modbus Word register 40001 will use the internal database register 4000. Function codes affected are 3, 6, 16, & 23.

Word Input Offset 0 to 4999 This parameter defines the start register for Modbus Command data in the internal database. This parameter is enabled when a value greater than 0 is set. For example, if the Word Input Offset value is set to 4000, data requests for Modbus Word register address 30001 will use the internal database register 4000. Function code 4 is affected.

Connection Timeout 0 to 1200 seconds This is the number of seconds the server will wait to receive new data. If the server does not receive any new data during this time, it will close the connection.

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2.6.5 Static ARP Table


The Static ARP Table defines a list of static IP addresses that the module will use when an ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) is required. The module will accept up to 40 static IP/MAC address data sets. Use the Static ARP table to reduce the amount of network traffic by specifying IP addresses and their associated MAC (hardware) addresses that the MVI69MNET module will be communicating with regularly. Important: If the device in the field is changed, this table must be updated to contain the new MAC address for the device and downloaded to the module. If the MAC is not changed, no communications with the module will be provided.

IP Address Dotted notation This table contains a list of static IP addresses that the module will use when an ARP is required. The module will accept up to 40 static IP/MAC address data sets. Important: If the device in the field is changed, this table must be updated to contain the new MAC address for the device and downloaded to the module. If the MAC is not changed, no communications with the module will occur.

Hardware MAC Address Hex value This table contains a list of static MAC addresses that the module will use when an ARP is required. The module will accept up to 40 static IP/MAC address data sets. Important: If the device in the field is changed, this table must be updated to contain the new MAC address for the device and downloaded to the module. If the MAC is not changed, no communications with the module will occur.

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2.6.6 Ethernet Configuration


Use this procedure to configure the Ethernet settings for your module. You must assign an IP address, subnet mask and gateway address. After you complete this step, you can connect to the module with an Ethernet cable. 1 Determine the network settings for your module, with the help of your network administrator if necessary. You will need the following information: o IP address (fixed IP required) _____ . _____ . _____ . _____ o Subnet mask _____ . _____ . _____ . _____ o Gateway address _____ . _____ . _____ . _____ Note: The gateway address is optional, and is not required for networks that do not use a default gateway.

Double-click the ETHERNET CONFIGURATION icon. This action opens the Edit dialog box.

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Edit the values for my_ip, netmask (subnet mask) and gateway (default gateway). When you are finished editing, click OK to save your changes and return to the ProSoft Configuration Builder window.

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2.7

Downloading the Project to the Module Using a Serial COM Port


For the module to use the settings you configured, you must download (copy) the updated Project file from your PC to the module.
To download the project file

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In the tree view in ProSoft Configuration Builder, click once to select the module. Right-click the module icon to open a shortcut menu. From the shortcut menu, choose DOWNLOAD FROM PC TO DEVICE. The program will scan your PC for a valid com port (this may take a few seconds). When PCB has found a valid COM port, the Download dialog box will open.

Choose the COM port to use from the dropdown list, and then click the DOWNLOAD button. The module will perform a platform check to read and load its new settings. When the platform check is complete, the status bar in the Download dialog box will display the message Module Running.

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Ladder Logic
In This Chapter
Controller Tags ...................................................................................... 69 User-Defined Data Types (UDTs) ......................................................... 71 Using Controller Tags ............................................................................ 73 Adding the Module to an Existing CompactLogix Project ...................... 73 Adding the Module to an Existing MicroLogix Project ............................ 77

Ladder logic is required for the MVI69-MNET module to work. Tasks that must be handled by the ladder logic are module data transfer, special block handling, and status data receipt. Additionally, a power-up handler may be needed to handle the initialization of the modules data and to clear any processor fault conditions. The sample ladder logic, on the inRAx CD-ROM, is extensively commented, to provide information on the purpose and function of each rung. For most applications, the sample ladder will work without modification.

3.1

Controller Tags
Data related to the MVI69-MNET is stored in the ladder logic in variables called controller tags. Individual controller tags can be grouped into collections of controller tags called controller tag structures. A controller tag structure can contain any combination of: Individual controller tags Controller tag arrays Lower-level controller tag structures The controller tags for the module are pre-programmed into the Add-On Instruction Import Rung ladder logic. You can find them in the Controller Tags subfolder, located in the Controller folder in the Controller Organizer pane of the main RSLogix 5000 window. This controller tag structure is arranged as a tree structure. Individual controller tags are found at the lowest level of the tree structure. Each individual controller tag is defined to hold data of a specific type, such as integer or floating-point data. Controller tag structures are declared with user-defined data types, which are collections of data types.

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3.1.1 MVI69-MNET Controller Tags


The main controller tag structure, MNET, is broken down into five lower-level controller tag structures.

The five lower-level controller tag structures contain other controller tags and controller tag structures. Click the [+] sign next to any controller tag to expand it and view the next level in the structure. For example, if you expand the MNET.DATA controller tag structure, you will see that it contains two controller tag arrays, MNET.DATA.ReadData and MNET.DATA.WriteData, which are 600-element integer arrays by default.

Notice that the Data Type column displays the data types used to declare each controller tag, controller tag array or controller tag structure. Individual controller tags are declared with basic data types, such as INT and BOOL. Controller tag arrays are declared with arrays of basic data types. Controller tag structures are declared with user-defined data types (UDTs).

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3.2

User-Defined Data Types (UDTs)


User-defined data types (UDTs) allow users to organize collections of data types into groupings. These groupings, or data type structures, can then be used to declare the data types for controller tag structures. Another advantage of defining a UDT is that it may be re-used in other controller tag structures that use the same data types. The Add-On Instruction Import Rung ladder logic for the module has pre-defined UDTs. You can find them in the User-Defined subfolder, located in the Data Types folder in the Controller Organizer pane of the main RSLogix window. Like the controller tags, the UDTs are organized in a multiple-level tree structure.

3.2.1 MVI69-MNET User-Defined Data Types


Fourteen different UDTs are defined for the MVI56(E)-MNET Add-On Instruction. The main UDT, MNETModuleDef, contains all the data types for the module and was used to create the main controller tag structure, MNET. There are five UDTs one level below MNETModuleDef. These lower-level UDTs were used to create the MNET.CONFIG, MNET.DATA, MNET.STATUS, MNET.CONTROL, and MNET.UTIL controller tag structures.

Click the [+] signs to expand the UDT groupings and view lower-level UDTs.

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For example, if you expand MNETDATA, you will see that it contains two UDTs, ReadData and WriteData. Both of these are 600-element integer arrays by default.

Notice that these UDTs are the data types declared for the MNET.DATA.ReadData and MNET.DATA.WriteData controller tag arrays.

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3.3

Using Controller Tags


You can use controller tags to: View read and write data that is being transferred between the module and the processor. View status data for the module. Set up and trigger special functions. Initiate module restarts (Warm Boot or Cold Boot).

3.4

Adding the Module to an Existing CompactLogix Project


Important: The MVI69-MNET module has a power supply distance rating of 2 (L43 and L45 installations on first 2 slots of 1769 bus, to the right of the processor).

If you are installing and configuring the module with a CompactLogix controller, and you decide to use the standard sample ladder logic rather than importing the Add-On Instruction (AOI) Rung, then follow these steps. If you are using a MicroLogix controller, refer to the next section (page 77). 1 Add the MVI69-MNET module to the project. Right-click the mouse button on the I/O CONFIGURATION option in the Controller Organization window to display a pop-up menu. Select the NEW MODULE option from the I/O CONFIGURATION menu.

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MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module This action opens the Select Module dialog box:

Select the 1769-Module (Generic 1769 Module) from the list and click OK.

Enter the Name, Description and Slot options for your application, using the values in the illustration above. You must select the Comm Format as DATA INT in the dialog box, otherwise the module will not communicate over the backplane of the CompactLogix rack.

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Configure the Connection Parameters to match to the Block Transfer Size parameter in the configuration file. Use the values in the table corresponding with the block transfer size you configured.
Block Transfer Size = 60 Field Type Parent Name Description Comm Format Slot Input Assembly Instance Input Size Output Assembly Instance Output Size Configuration Assembly Instance Configuration Size Recommended Value 1769-MODULE Generic 1769 Module Local MVI69 MVI69 Application Module Data - INT The slot number in the rack where the module is installed 101 62 100 61 102 0

Block Transfer Size = 120 Field Type Parent Name Description Comm Format Slot Input Assembly Instance Input Size Output Assembly Instance Output Size Configuration Assembly Instance Configuration Size

Recommended Value 1769-MODULE Generic 1769 Module Local MVI69 MVI69 Application Module Data - INT The slot number in the rack where the module is installed 101 122 100 121 102 0

Block Transfer Size = 240 Field Type Parent Name Description Comm Format Slot Input Assembly Instance Input Size Output Assembly Instance Output Size Configuration Assembly Instance Configuration Size

Recommended Value 1769-MODULE Generic 1769 Module Local MVI69 MVI69 Application Module Data - INT The slot number in the rack where the module is installed 101 242 100 241 102 0

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Select the Requested Packet Interval value for scanning the I/O on the module. This value represents the minimum frequency at which the module will handle scheduled events. It should not be set to less than 1 millisecond. Values between 5 and 10 milliseconds should work with most applications. SAVE the module. Click OK to dismiss the dialog box. The Controller Organization window now displays the module's presence. The following illustration shows the Controller Organization window:

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Copy the User-defined Data Types (UDTs) from the sample program. Copy the Controller Tags from the sample program. Copy the Ladder Rungs from the sample program. Save and download the new application to the controller.

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3.5

Adding the Module to an Existing MicroLogix Project


If you are installing and configuring the module with a MicroLogix controller, follow these steps. If you are using a CompactLogix controller, refer to the previous section. The first step in setting up the processor ladder file is to define the I/O type module to the system. Start RSLogix 500, and follow these steps: 1 In RSLogix, open your existing application, or start a new application, depending on your requirements. 2 Double-click the I/O CONFIGURATION icon located in the Controller folder in the project tree. This action opens the I/O Configuration dialog box.

In the I/O Configuration dialog box, select "OTHER - REQUIRES I/O CARD TYPE ID" at the bottom of the list in the right pane, and then double-click to open the "Other" type IO card dialog box. Enter the values shown in the following illustration to define the module correctly for the MicroLogix processor, and then click OK to save your configuration.

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MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module The Input Words and Output Words parameters will depend on the Block Transfer Size parameter you specify in the configuration file. Use the values from the following table.
Block Transfer Size 60 120 240 Input Words 62 122 242 Output Words 61 121 241

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Click OK to continue. After completing the module setup, the I/O Configuration dialog box will display the module's presence. The last step is to add the ladder logic. If you are using the example ladder logic, adjust the ladder to fit your application. Download the new application to the controller. If you encounter errors when you attempt to run the program, refer to Diagnostics and Troubleshooting (page 79) for information on how to connect to the module's Config/Debug port to use its troubleshooting features.

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Diagnostics and Troubleshooting


In This Chapter
LED Status Indicators ............................................................................ 80 Using ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) for Diagnostics................... 82 Reading Status Data from the Module .................................................. 92

The module provides information on diagnostics and troubleshooting in the following forms: LED status indicators on the front of the module provide general information on the module's status. Status data contained in the module can be viewed through the Configuration/Debug port, using the troubleshooting and diagnostic capabilities of ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB). Status data values can be transferred from the module to processor memory and can be monitored there manually or by customer-created logic.

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4.1

LED Status Indicators


The LEDs indicate the modules operating status as follows:
LED CFG Color Green Status On Off P1 P2 APP Green Green Amber On Off On Off Off On BP ACT Amber On Off Indication Data is being transferred between the module and a remote terminal using the Configuration/Debug port. No data is being transferred on the Configuration/Debug port. Port not used Port not used Port not used Port not used The MVI69-MNET is working normally. The MVI69-MNET module program has recognized a communication error on one of its Modbus ports. The LED is on when the module is performing a write operation on the backplane. The LED is off when the module is performing a read operation on the backplane. Under normal operation, the LED should blink rapidly on and off. The card is not receiving any power and is not securely plugged into the rack. The module is operating normally. The program has detected an error or is being configured. If the LED remains red for over 10 seconds, the program has probably halted. Remove the card from the rack and re-insert the card to restart the modules program. The battery voltage is OK and functioning. The battery voltage is low or battery is not present. Allow battery to charge by keeping module plugged into rack for 24 hours. If BAT LED still does not go off, contact ProSoft Technology, as this is not a user serviceable item.

OK

Red/ Green

Off Green Red

BAT

Red

Off On

If the APP, BP ACT and OK LEDs blink at a rate of every one-second, this indicates a serious problem with the module. Call ProSoft Technology support to arrange for repairs.

4.1.1 Ethernet LED Indicators


LED Data Link State OFF GREEN Flash OFF GREEN Solid Description No activity on the Ethernet port. The Ethernet port is actively transmitting or receiving data. No physical network connection is detected. No Ethernet communication is possible. Check wiring and cables. Physical network connection detected. This LED must be ON solid for Ethernet communication to be possible.

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4.1.2 Clearing a Fault Condition


Typically, if the OK LED on the front of the module turns RED for more than ten seconds, a hardware problem has been detected in the module or the program has exited. To clear the condition, follow these steps: 1 Turn off power to the rack. 2 Remove the card from the rack. 3 Verify that all jumpers are set correctly. 4 If the module requires a Compact Flash card, verify that the card is installed correctly. 5 Re-insert the card in the rack and turn the power back on. 6 Verify correct configuration data is being transferred to the module from the CompactLogix or MicroLogix controller. If the module's OK LED does not turn GREEN, verify that the module is inserted completely into the rack. If this does not cure the problem, contact ProSoft Technology Technical Support.

4.1.3 Troubleshooting
Use the following troubleshooting steps if you encounter problems when the module is powered up. If these steps do not resolve your problem, please contact ProSoft Technology Technical Support. Processor Errors
Problem Description Processor Fault Steps to take Verify that the module is plugged into the slot that has been configured for the module. Verify that the slot in the rack configuration has been set up correctly in the ladder logic. This indicates a problem with backplane communications. Verify that all modules in the rack are configured in the ladder logic. The module has a power supply distance rating of 2 on CompactLogix, meaning that there must not be more than one other module between the MVI69-MNET module and the power supply. If the module is used in a MicroLogix system, verify that the backplane can supply the 800 mA required by the module.

Processor I/O LED flashes

Module Errors
Problem Description BP ACT LED remains OFF or blinks slowly Steps to take This indicates that backplane transfer operations are failing. Connect to the modules Configuration/Debug port to check this. To establish backplane communications, verify the following items: The processor is in RUN mode The backplane driver is loaded in the module The module is configured for read and write block data transfer The ladder logic handles all read and write block situations The module is configured in the processor The program has halted or a critical error has occurred. Connect to the Configuration/Debug port to see if the module is running. If the program has halted, turn off power to the rack, remove the card from the rack and reinsert the card in the rack, and then restore power to the rack.

OK LED remains RED

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4.2

Using ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) for Diagnostics


The Configuration and Debug menu for this module is arranged as a tree structure, with the Main menu at the top of the tree, and one or more sub-menus for each menu command. The first menu you see when you connect to the module is the Main menu. Because this is a text-based menu system, you enter commands by typing the [command letter] from your computer keyboard in the Diagnostic window in ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB). The module does not respond to mouse movements or clicks. The command executes as soon as you press the [COMMAND LETTER] you do not need to press [ENTER]. When you type a [COMMAND LETTER], a new screen will be displayed in your terminal application.

4.2.1 Using the Diagnostic Window in ProSoft Configuration Builder


Tip: You can have a ProSoft Configuration Builder Diagnostics window open for more than one module at a time.

To connect to the modules Configuration/Debug serial port

Start PCB, and then select the module to test. Click the right mouse button to open a shortcut menu.

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This action opens the Diagnostics dialog box. Press [?] to open the Main menu.

If there is no response from the module, follow these steps:

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Click to configure the connection. On the Connection Setup dialog box, select a valid com port or other connection type supported by the module.

Verify that the null modem cable is connected properly between your computers serial port and the module. A regular serial cable will not work. 3 On computers with more than one serial port, verify that your communication program is connected to the same port that is connected to the module. If you are still not able to establish a connection, contact ProSoft Technology for assistance.

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4.2.2 Navigation
All of the submenus for this module contain commands to redisplay the menu or return to the previous menu. You can always return from a submenu to the next higher menu by pressing [M] on your keyboard. The organization of the menu structure is represented in simplified form in the following illustration:

The remainder of this section shows the menus available for this module, and briefly discusses the commands available to you.

Keystrokes The keyboard commands on these menus are usually not case sensitive. You can enter most commands in lowercase or uppercase letters. The menus use a few special characters (?, -, +, @) that must be entered exactly as shown. Some of these characters will require you to use the SHIFT, CTRL, or ALT keys to enter them correctly. For example, on US English keyboards, enter the ? command as SHIFT and /. Also, take care to distinguish the different uses for uppercase letter "eye" (I), lowercase letter "el" (L), and the number one (1). Likewise, uppercase letter "oh" (O) and the number zero (0) are not interchangeable. Although these characters look alike on the screen, they perform different actions on the module and may not be used interchangeably.

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4.2.3 Main Menu


When you first connect to the module from your computer, your terminal screen will be blank. To activate the main menu, press the [?] key on your computers keyboard. If the module is connected properly, the following menu will appear.

Caution: Some of the commands available to you from this menu are designed for advanced debugging and system testing only, and can cause the module to stop communicating with the processor or with other devices, resulting in potential data loss or other communication failures. Use these commands only if you fully understand their potential effects, or if you are specifically directed to do so by ProSoft Technology Technical Support Engineers. There may be some special command keys that are not listed on the menu but that may activate additional diagnostic or debugging features. If you need these functions, you will be advised how to use them by Technical Support. Please be careful when pressing keys so that you do not accidentally execute an unwanted command.

Viewing Block Transfer Statistics Press [B] from the Main menu to view the Block Transfer Statistics screen. Use this command to display the configuration and statistics of the backplane data transfer operations between the module and the processor. The information on this screen can help determine if there are communication problems between the processor and the module. Tip: To determine the number of blocks transferred each second, mark the numbers displayed at a specific time. Then some seconds later activate the command again. Subtract the previous numbers from the current numbers and divide by the quantity of seconds passed between the two readings.

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Viewing Module Configuration Press [C] to view the Module Configuration screen. Use this command to display the current configuration and statistics for the module.

Opening the Database View Menu Press [D] to open the Database View menu. Use this menu command to view the current contents of the modules database. For more information about this submenu, see Database View Menu (page 89).

Opening the Command Error List Menu Press [E] to open the Command Error List. This list consists of multiple pages of command list error/status data. Press [?] to view a list of commands available on this menu.

Opening the Command List Menu Press [I] to open the Command List menu. Use this command to view the configured command list for the module.

Receiving the Configuration File Press [R] to download (receive) the current configuration file from the module.

Sending the Configuration File Press [S] to upload (send) a configuration file from the module to your PC.

Resetting Diagnostic Data Press [U] to reset the status counters for the Client and/or server(s) in the module.

Viewing Version Information Press [V] to view version information for the module. Use this command to view the current version of the software for the module, as well as other important values. You may be asked to provide this information when calling for technical support on the product. Values at the bottom of the display are important in determining module operation. The Program Scan Counter value is incremented each time a modules program cycle is complete.

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Tip: Repeat this command at one-second intervals to determine the frequency of program execution.

Warm Booting the Module Press [W] from the Main menu to warm boot (restart) the module. This command will cause the program to exit and reload, refreshing configuration parameters that must be set on program initialization. Only use this command if you must force the module to reboot.

Viewing Network Status Press [1] to view statistics for the network server ports. The Network Server Ports Status screen shows the number of requests, responses, and errors for each network server.

Viewing Client Status Press [0] (zero) to display the statistics of the Client.

Viewing NIC Status Press [4] to view NIC status. Use this command to view the communication status for the Network Interface Card.

Viewing Client Configuration Press [5] to display the configuration information for the Client.

Viewing Server Configuration Press [6] to display the configuration information for the server.

Viewing the Static ARP Table Press [7] to view the Static ARP Table. Use this command to view the list of IP and MAC addresses that are configured not to receive ARP messages from the module.

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Opening the Network Menu Press [@] to open the Network menu. The Network menu allows you to send, receive and view the WATTCP.CFG file that contains the IP, gateway and other network specification information. For more information about this submenu, see Network Menu (page 91).

Exiting the Program Press [ESC] to restart the module and force all drivers to be loaded. The module will use the configuration stored in the module's flash memory to configure the module.

4.2.4 Modbus Database View Menu


Press [D] to open the Modbus Database View menu. Use this command to view the modules internal database values. Press [?] to view a list of commands on this menu.

All data contained in the modules database is available for viewing using the commands. Refer to the Modbus Protocol Specification (page 132) for information on the structure of Modbus messages. Each option available on the menu is discussed in the following topics.

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Viewing Register Pages To view sets of register pages, use the keys described below:
Command [0] [1] [2] Description Display registers 0 to 99 Display registers 1000 to 1099 Display registers 2000 to 2099

And so on. The total number of register pages available to view depends on your modules configuration.

Redisplaying the Current Page Press [S] to display the current page of data.

Moving Back Through 5 Pages of Registers Press [-] from the Database View menu to skip five pages back in the database to see the 100 registers of data starting 500 registers before the currently displayed page.

Viewing the Previous Page of Registers Press [P] from the Database View menu to display the previous page of data.

Moving Forward Through 5 Pages of Registers Press [+] from the Database View menu to skip five pages ahead in the database to see 100 registers of data 500 registers ahead of the currently displayed page.

Viewing the Next Page of Registers Press [N] from the Database View menu to display the next page of data.

Viewing Data in Decimal Format Press [D] from the Database View menu to display the data on the current page in decimal format.

Viewing Data in Hexadecimal Format Press [H] from the Database View menu to display the data on the current page in hexadecimal format.

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Viewing Data in Floating-Point Format Press [F] from the Database View menu to display the data on the current page in floating-point format. The program assumes that the values are aligned on even register boundaries. If floating-point values are not aligned as such, they are not displayed properly. Viewing Data in ASCII (Text) Format Press [A] from the Database View menu to display the data on the current page in ASCII format. This is useful for regions of the database that contain ASCII data. Returning to the Main Menu Press [M] to return to the Main menu.

4.2.5 Network Menu


From the Main menu press [@] to display the Network menu. The Network menu allows you to send, receive, and view the WATTCP.CFG file that contains the IP and module addresses, and other network information. Transferring WATTCP.CFG to the Module Press [R] to transfer a new WATTCP.CFG file from the PC to the module. Use this command to change the network configuration for the module (for example, the modules IP address). Press [Y] to confirm the file transfer, and then follow the instructions on the terminal screen to complete the file transfer process. Transferring WATTCP.CFG to the PC Press [S] to transfer the WATTCP.CFG file from the module to your PC. Press [Y] to confirm the file transfer, and then follow the instructions on the terminal screen to complete the file transfer process. After the file has been successfully transferred, you can open and edit the file to change the modules network configuration. Viewing the WATTCP.CFG File on the module Press [V] to view the modules WATTCP.CFG file. Use this command to confirm the modules current network settings. Returning to the Main Menu Press [M] to return to the Main menu.

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4.3

Reading Status Data from the Module


Module status information is useful for troubleshooting and can be accessed in several different ways. In the ladder logic's MNET.STATUS controller tag structure. The MVI69-MNET module returns status data in the input image that can be used to determine the modules operating status. This data is transferred from the module to the processor continuously as part of the normal data transfer block sequence (page 105). You can view this data in the MNET.STATUS controller tag structure in the ladder logic. For more information, see the Status Data Definition (page 93). In ProSoft Configuration Builder's Diagnostics screens. For more information, see the section on PCB Diagnostics (page 82). In database locations specified by Error/Status Pointers (optional). If optional Error/Status Pointers are enabled, the status data can also be found in the Read Data area of the modules database at locations specified by the pointer configuration parameters. For more information, see Backplane Error/Status Pointer (page 49), Client Error/Status Pointer (page 52) and Command Error Pointer (page 52). Via the Configuration/Debug port. Use a terminal program such as HyperTerminal. The Configuration/Debug port provides the following functionality: Full view of the modules configuration data View of the modules status data Complete display of the modules internal database (registers 0 to 4999) Version information Control over the module (warm boot, cold boot, transfer configuration) Facility to upload and download the modules configuration file

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4.3.1 Status Data Definition


This section contains a description of the controller tags in the MNET.STATUS controller tag structure, which contains module, server and Client status data. This data is continuously transferred from the module to the processor as part of the normal data transfer block sequence (page 105).
Controller Tag Block Statistics PassCnt Block.Read Block.Write Block.Parse Block.Event Block.Cmd Block.Err MNET Server MnetServer.CmdReq MnetServer.CmdResp MnetServer.CmdErr MnetServer.Requests MnetServer.Responses MnetServer.ErrSent INT INT INT INT INT INT Not used Not used Not used This counter increments each time a MNet (port 2000) request is received. This counter increments each time a MNet (port 2000) response message is sent. This counter increments each time a MNet (port 2000) sends an exception response to Client. Example: Client sent illegal Modbus Data location address. This counter increments each time a MNet (port 2000) receives a bad command. Example: Client sent illegal function command. Configuration Error Word - Contains a bitmap that indicates Client and server configuration errors Not used Not used Not used Not used Not used This counter increments each time a MBAP (port 502) request is received. INT INT INT INT INT INT INT This value is incremented each time a complete program cycle occurs in the module. Total number of read blocks transferred from the module to the processor Total number of write blocks transferred from the processor to the module Total number of blocks successfully parsed that were received from the processor Total number of Event Command blocks received from the processor Total number of Command Control blocks received from the processor Total number of block errors recognized by the module. Data Type Description

MnetServer.ErrRec

INT

MnetServer.CfgErrWord MnetServer.CurErr MnetServer.LastErr MBAP Server MBAPServer.CmdReq MBAPServer.CmdResp MBAPServer.CmdErr MBAPServer.Requests

INT INT INT INT INT INT INT

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Data Type Description INT INT This counter increments each time a MBAP (port 502) response message is sent. This counter increments each time a MBAP (port 502) sends an exception response to Client. Example: Client sent illegal Modbus Data location address. This counter increments each time a MBAP (port 502) receives a bad command. Example: Client sent illegal function command. Configuration Error Word - Contains a bitmap that indicates Client and server configuration errors Not used Not used This value is incremented each time a command request is issued. This value is incremented each time a command response is received. This value is incremented each time an error message is received from a remote unit or a local error is generated for a command. Not used Not used Not used Not used Configuration Error Word - Contains a bitmap that indicates Client and server configuration errors Most recent error code recorded for the Client Previous most recent error code recorded for the Client

MBAPServer.ErrRec

INT

MBAPServer.CfgErrWord MBAPServer.CurErr MBAPServer.LastErr Client Status ClientStatus.CmdReq ClientStatus.CmdResp ClientStatus.CmdErr

INT INT INT INT INT INT

ClientStatus.Requests ClientStatus.Responses ClientStatus.ErrSent ClientStatus.ErrRec ClientStatus.CfgErrWord ClientStatus.CurErr ClientStatus.LastErr

INT INT INT INT INT INT INT

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4.3.2 Configuration Error Word


The Configuration Error Word contains Client and server configuration error indications, in a bit-mapped format. Specific bits in the module's Configuration Error Word are turned on (set to 1) to indicate various configuration errors. The Configuration Error Word appears in three separate MNET.STATUS controller tags. Since there is only one Configuration Error Word for the whole module, each of these tags contains exactly the same data, even though the tag name might imply otherwise. Multiple copies of the same module error data have been included in these different controller tag locations for your convenience when troubleshooting. Bits set to 1 in the Configuration Error Word indicate the following errors.
Bit 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Description Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Invalid retry count parameter (Client only) The float flag parameter is not valid. (Client or server) The float start parameter is not valid. (Client or server) The float offset parameter is not valid. (Client or server) Hex Value 0001h 0002h 0004h 0008h 0010h 0020h 0040h 0080h

The ARP Timeout is not in range (ARP Timeout parameter 0 or 0100h greater than 60000 milliseconds) and will default to 5000 milliseconds. (Client only) The Command Error Delay is > 300 and will default to 300. (Client only) Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used Reserved - not currently used 0200h 0400h 0800h 1000h 2000h 4000h 8000h

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Combinations of errors will result in more than one bit being set in the error word. Correct any invalid data in the configuration for proper module operation. A value of zero (0) in this word indicates all bits are clear, which means that all module configuration parameters contain valid values. However, this does not mean that the configuration is valid for the user application. Make sure each parameter is set correctly for the intended application.

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4.3.3 Client Command Errors


There are several different ways to view Client Command Errors. In the MNET.STATUS.ClientStatus.CurErr and MNET.STATUS.ClientStatus.LastErr controller tags On the Client status data screens in the ProSoft Configuration Builder Diagnostics At a module database location specified by the configuration's MNET Client 0 Command Error Pointer, if the Command Error Pointer is enabled. This means that the first register refers to command 1 and so on.
Word Offset 1 2 3 Description Command 1 Error Command 2 Error Command 3 Error .

For every command that has an error, the module automatically sets the poll delay parameter to 30 seconds. This instructs the module to wait 30 seconds until it attempts to issue the command again. As the commands in the Client Command List are polled and executed, an error value is maintained in the module for each command. This error list can be transferred to the processor. Standard Modbus Exception Code Errors
Code 1 2 3 4 5 6 Description Illegal function Illegal data address Illegal data value Failure in associated device Acknowledge Busy; message was rejected

Module Communication Error Codes


Code -2 -11 253 254 255 Description Timeout while transmitting message Timeout waiting for response after request (same as -36) Incorrect slave/server address in response Incorrect function code in response Invalid CRC/LRC value in response

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Code -33 -36 -37 Description

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Failed to connect to server specified in command MNET command response timeout (same as -11) TCP/IP connection ended before session finished

Command List Entry Errors


Code -40 -41 -42 -43 -44 -45 -46 -47 -48 Description Too few parameters Invalid enable code Internal address > maximum address Invalid node address (<0 or >255) Count parameter set to 0 Invalid function code Invalid swap code ARP could not resolve MAC from IP (bad IP address, not part of a network, invalid parameter to ARP routine). Error during ARP operation: the response to the ARP request did not arrive to the module after a user-adjustable ARP Timeout.

Note: When the Client gets error -47 or -48, it uses the adjustable ARP Timeout parameter in the configuration file to set an amount of time to wait before trying again to connect to this non-existent server. This feature allows the Client to continue sending commands and polling other existing servers, while waiting for the non-existent server to appear on the network.

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In This Chapter
Product Specifications ........................................................................... 99 Functional Overview ............................................................................ 102 Cable Connections .............................................................................. 128 Modbus Protocol Specification ............................................................ 132

5.1

Product Specifications
The MVI69 Modbus TCP/IP Client/Server Communication Module allows Rockwell Automation CompactLogix or MicroLogix processors to interface easily with other Modbus compatible devices. Compatible devices include Modicon Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), as well as a wide variety of instruments and devices. A 5000-word register space in the module exchanges data between the processor and the Modbus TCP/IP network.

5.1.1 Modbus TCP/IP


Single Slot - CompactLogix or MicroLogix backplane compatible 10/100 MB Ethernet port Module I/O data memory mapping supports up to 5000 registers and is user definable ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) software supported, a Windows-based graphical user interface providing simple product and network configuration Sample Ladder Logic and Add-On Instructions (AOI) are used for data transfer between module and processor and module configuration

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5.1.2 Functional Specifications


10/100 MB Ethernet Application port Supports Enron version of Modbus protocol for floating point data transactions PCB includes a powerful Modbus network analyzer Special functions (Event Commands, Command Control, etc.) are supported by message transfer (unscheduled) using the MSG instruction Configurable parameters for the Client including a minimum response delay of 0 to 65535 ms and floating-point support Supports ten independent server connections for Service Port 502 Supports ten independent server connections for Service Port 2000 All data mapping begins at Modbus register 40001 Error codes, network error counters, and port status data available in user data memory

Server Specifications The MVI69-MNET module accepts Modbus function code commands of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from an attached Modbus Client unit. A port configured as a Modbus server permits a remote Client to interact with all data contained in the module. This data can be derived from other Modbus server devices on the network, through a Client port, or from the CompactLogix or MicroLogix processor. Client Specifications A port configured as a virtual Modbus Client device on the MVI69-MNET module actively issues Modbus commands to other nodes on the Modbus network. One hundred (100) commands are supported on each port. Additionally, the Client ports have an optimized polling characteristic that polls servers with communication problems less frequently. The CompactLogix or MicroLogix processor can be programmed to control the activity on the port by actively selecting commands from the command list to execute or issuing commands directly from the ladder logic.

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5.1.3 Hardware Specifications


Specification Dimensions Current Load Description Standard 1769 single-slot module 800 mA max @ 5 Vdc Power supply distance rating of 2 (L43 and L45 installations on first 2 slots of 1769 bus) 0C to 60C (32F to 140F) -40C to 85C (-40F to 185F) 5% to 95% (with no condensation) Power and Module Status Application Status CFG Port Activity Ethernet Port Activity Error Status RJ45 (DB-9M with supplied cable) RS-232 only No hardware handshaking 10/100 Base-T Ethernet compatible interface Electrical Isolation 1500 Vrms at 50 Hz to 60 Hz for 60 s, applied as specified in section 5.3.2 of IEC 60950: 1991 Ethernet Broadcast Storm Resiliency = less than or equal to 5000 [ARP] frames-per-second and less than or equal to 5 minutes duration RJ45 to DB-9M cables for each port 6-foot RS-232 configuration cable

Operating Temp. Storage Temp. Relative Humidity LED Indicators

CFG Port (CFG)

App Port (Ethernet modules)

Shipped with Unit

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Functional Overview 5.2.1 Module Power Up


On power up, the module begins performing the following logical functions: 1 Initialize hardware components o Initialize CompactLogix or MicroLogix backplane driver o Test and clear all RAM o Initialize the serial communication ports 2 Initialize the TCP/IP Stack and Ethernet interface module 3 Read configuration for module from MNET.CFG file on Compact Flash Disk 4 Initialize module register space 5 Enable server driver 6 Enable Client driver After the module has received the configuration, the module will begin communicating with other nodes on the network, depending on the configuration.

5.2.2 Backplane Data Transfer


The MVI69-MNET module communicates directly over the processor's backplane. Data is paged between the module and the processor across the backplane using the module's input and output images. The update frequency of the images is determined by the scheduled scan rate defined by the user for the module and the communication load on the module. Typical update times range from 2 to 10 milliseconds. This bi-directional transfer of data is accomplished by the module putting data in the input image to send to the processor. Data in the input image is placed in the processor's controller tags by ladder logic. The input image for the module may be configured to 62, 122, or 242 words with the Block Transfer Size parameter. Processor logic inserts data to the output image to be transferred to the module. The module's firmware program extracts the data and places it in the module's internal database. The output image for the module may be configured to 61, 121, or 241 words with the Block Transfer Size parameter.

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All data transferred between the module and the processor over the backplane is through the input and output images. Ladder logic must be written in the processor to interface the input and output image data with data contained in the controller tags. All data used by the module is stored in its internal database. This database is defined as a virtual Modbus data table with addresses from 0 (40001 Modbus) to 4999 (45000 Modbus). Modules Internal Database Structure 5000 registers for user data Register Data 4999 0

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Data contained in this database is transferred in blocks, or pages, using the input and output images. Processor ladder logic and the MVI69-MNET module's program work together to coordinate these block transfers. The block structure of each block type depends on the data content and the data transfer function to be performed by the block. The module uses the following block identification numbers.
Block ID Range -1 or 0 1 to 84 1000 to 1083 2000 5001 to 5006 9956 9957 9958 9959 9961 9970 9996 9997 9998 9999 Descriptions Status block Read or Write blocks Initialize Output Data blocks Event Command block Command Control blocks Formatted Pass-through block from function 6 or 16 with word data Formatted Pass-through block from function 6 or 16 with floating-point data Formatted Pass-through block from function 5 Formatted Pass-through block from function 15 Formatted Pass-through block from function 23 Function 99 indication block Unformatted Pass-through block with raw Modbus message Reset Status Data block Warm-boot block Cold-boot block

These block identification codes can be broken down into two groups: Normal data transfer blocks Read, Write and Status blocks (-1 to 84) Special function blocks Initialize Output Data blocks (1000 to 1083) Event Command block (2000) Command Control blocks (5001 to 5006) Pass-through blocks (9956 to 9959, 9961, 9970 and 9996 Warm-boot and Cold-boot blocks (9998 and 9999)

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Normal Data Transfer Blocks Normal data transfer includes the paging of user data between the processor's data areas and the modules internal database (registers 0 to 4999), as well as the paging of status data. These data are transferred through Read (input image), Write (output image) and Status blocks. The amount of data paged in each block depends on the Block Transfer Size set by the user in the MNET.CONFIG.BlockTransferSize controller tag (possible values are 60, 120, or 240). During normal program operation, the module sequentially sends Read and Status Data blocks and receives Write blocks. The Status block is first in the sequence, followed by alternating Write and Read blocks. As an example, assume that an application's Read Data area consists of 180 words and its Write Data area consists of 120 words, and that the user has set the Block Transfer Size to 60. Since the Read and Write data is paged 60 words at a time, the module will use 3 Read blocks and 2 Write blocks to transfer the data. The Read, Write and Status blocks will be sequenced as follows.

This sequence will continue until interrupted by other special function blocks sent by the processor, by a command request from a node on the Modbus network, or by operator control through the modules Configuration/Debug port. The following topics describe the function and structure of each block.

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Read Block These blocks of data transfer information from the module to the CompactLogix processor. The structure of the input image used to transfer this data is shown below: Read Block from Module to Processor
Word Offset 0 1 2 to (n + 1) Description Read Block ID Write Block ID Read Data Length 1 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

The Read Block ID is an index value used to determine where the data from module memory will be placed in the ReadData[x] controller tag array of the processor. The number of data words per transfer depends on the configured Block Transfer Size parameter in the configuration file (possible values are 60, 120, or 240). The Write Block ID associated with the block requests data from the processor. The following example shows a typical backplane communication application. If the backplane parameters are configured as follows:
Read Register Start: Read Register Count: Write Register Start: Write Register Count: 0 480 480 480

The backplane communication would be configured as follows:

Database address 0 to 479 will be continuously transferred from the module to the processor. Database address 480 to 959 will continuously be transferred from the processor to the module. The Block Transfer Size parameter basically configures how the Read Data and Write Data areas are broken down into data blocks (60, 120, or 240).

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If Block Transfer Size = 120:

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Write Block These blocks of data transfer information from the CompactLogix or MicroLogix processor to the module. The structure of the output image used to transfer this data is shown below. Write Block from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to n Description Write Block ID Write Data Length 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

The Write Block ID is an index value used to determine the location in the modules database where the data will be placed. The number of data words per transfer depends on the configured Block Transfer Size parameter in the configuration file (possible values are 60, 120, or 240).

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Status Block The Status block is automatically copied from the module into the MNET.STATUS controller tag structure when the Read Block ID is 0 or -1, and contains module, server and Client status information. The third column in the table below contains the controller tags corresponding to each word in the block, if applicable. For a more complete description of the block contents, see the Status Data Definition (page 93). Status Block from Module to Processor
Word Offset 0 1 Block Statistics 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 to 18 MNET Server 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MBAP Server 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 Command Requests (not used) Command Responses (not used) Command Errors (not used) Requests to Server Responses from Server Errors to Server Errors from Server Configuration Error Word Current Error (not used) MBAPServer.CmdReq MBAPServer.CmdResp MBAPServer.CmdErr MBAPServer.Requests MBAPServer.Responses MBAPServer.ErrSent MBAPServer.ErrRec MBAPServer.CfgErrWord MBAPServer.CurErr Command Requests (not used) Command Responses (not used) Command Errors (not used) Requests to Server Responses from Server Errors to Server Errors from Server Configuration Error Word Current Error (not used) Last Error Logged (not used) MnetServer.CmdReq MnetServer.CmdResp MnetServer.CmdErr MnetServer.Requests MnetServer.Responses MnetServer.ErrSent MnetServer.ErrRec MnetServer.CfgErrWord MnetServer.CurErr MnetServer.LastErr Program Scan Count Read Block Count Write Block Count Parse Block Count Event Command Block Count Command Control Block Count Error Block Count Reserved PassCnt Block.Read Block.Write Block.Parse Block.Event Block.Cmd Block.Err Content Read Block ID Write Block ID MNET.STATUS Controller Tag

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Word Offset 38 Client Status 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 to (n + 1) Command Requests Command Responses Command Errors Requests to Server (not used) Responses from Server (not used) Errors to Server (not used) Errors from Server (not used) Configuration Error Word Current Error Last Error Logged Spare ClientStatus.CmdReq ClientStatus.CmdResp ClientStatus.CmdErr ClientStatus.Requests ClientStatus.Responses ClientStatus.ErrSent ClientStatus.ErrRec ClientStatus.CfgErrWord ClientStatus.CurErr ClientStatus.LastErr Content Last Error Logged (not used)

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MNET.STATUS Controller Tag MBAPServer.LastErr

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

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Special Function Blocks Special function blocks are optional blocks used to request special tasks from the module. Initialize Output Data Blocks (1000 to 1083) Use the Initialize Output Data parameter in the configuration to bring the module to a known state after a restart operation. If the Initialize Output Data parameter is enabled, when the module performs a restart operation, it will request blocks of output data from the ReadData array in the processor to initialize the Read Data area of the modules internal database. Block Request from Module to Processor
Word Offset 0 1 2 to (n + 1) Description Read Block IDs 1000 to 1083 for n = 60 Write Block IDs 1000 to 1083 for n = 60 Spare Length 1 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

Ladder logic in the processor must recognize these blocks and place the correct information in the output image to be returned to the module. The format of the returned write block is shown in the following table. Block Response from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to n Description Write Block IDs 1000 to 1083 Output Data Length 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

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Note: Event Commands are not needed for normal Modbus command list polling operations and are needed only occasionally for special circumstances.

During routine operation, the module continuously cycles through the userdefined MNET Client 0 Command List (page 55), examining commands in the order they are listed and sending enabled commands on the network. However, the module also has a special command priority queue, which is an internal buffer that holds commands from special function blocks until they can be sent on the network. When one or more commands appear in the command priority queue: 1 The routine polling process is temporarily interrupted. 2 The commands in the command priority queue are executed until the queue is empty. 3 Then the module goes back to where it left off on the MNET Client 0 Command List and continues routine polling. Event Command blocks send Modbus TCP/IP commands directly from controller tags by ladder logic to the Client command priority queue on the module. Event Commands are not placed in the module's internal database and are not part of the MNET Client 0 Command List.

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Word Offset 0 Description

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Write Block ID - This word contains block identification code 2000 to indicate that the block contains a command to be executed by the Client driver. IP Address - These four words contain the IP address of the destination server. Each octet value (0 to 255) of the destination server's IP address is placed in one of the four registers. For example, to reach IP address 192.168.0.100, enter the following values in words 1 to 4 192, 168, 0, and 100. The module will construct the normal dotted IP address from the values entered. The values entered will be ANDed with the mask 0x00ff to ensure the values are in the range of 0 to 255. Service Port - This word contains the TCP service port used in the message. For example, to interface with a MBAP device, the word should contain a value of 502. To interface with a MNET device, a value of 2000 should be used. Any value from 0 to 65535 is permitted. A value of 502 will cause a MBAP formatted message to be generated. All other values will generate an encapsulated Modbus (serial-type) message. Node Address - This word contains the Modbus node address for the message. This field should have a value from 1 to 247.

1 to 4

6 7

Internal DB Address - This word contains the internal Modbus address in 1 the module to use with the command. This word can contain a value from 0 to 4999. Point Count - This word contains the count parameter that determines the number of digital points or registers to associate with the command. Swap Code - This parameter specifies the swap type for the data. This option is valid only for function codes 3 and 4. Modbus Function Code - This word contains the Modbus function code for the command. Device Database Address - This word contains the Modbus address in the server device to be associated with the command. Spare 1 1 1 1 (n - 11)

8 9 10 11 12 to n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file)

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When the module receives this request block, it builds the command, places the command in the command priority queue (if the queue is not already full; maximum capacity is 100 commands), and returns a response block to tell the ladder logic whether or not the command has been successfully added to the queue. Block Response from Module to Processor
Word Offset 0 1 2 Description This word contains the Read Block ID 2000 to verify the Event Command request was received by the module. This word contains the Write Block identification code of the next expected write block. This word contains the result of the event request. If a value of one is present, the command was issued. If a value of zero is present, no room was found in the command queue. Spare

3 to (n + 1)

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file)

Word 2 of the block can be used by the ladder logic to determine whether or not the command was successfully added to the command priority queue. The command will fail if the queue for the port is already full at the time when the Event Command block is received by the module. Controller Tags The elements of the MNET.CONTROL.EventCmd controller tag structure contain all the values needed to build one Modbus TCP/IP command, have it sent to the module, and control the processing of the returned response block.
Controller Tag EventCmdTrigger EventCmdPending Description Set this tag to 1 to trigger the execution of the Event Command. Temporary variable used to prevent a new Event Command block from being sent to the module until the previously sent Event Command block has been completely processed and a response block has been returned. Enter the four octet IP address numbers of the target Modbus server into this array tag. Enter 502 for a MBAP message or 2000 for a MNET message. Enter the Modbus Node Address. Enter 0, if not needed. Enter the database address for the Client. Enter the number of words or bits to be transferred by the Client. Enter the swap type for the data. This function is only valid for function codes 3 and 4. Enter the Modbus function code for the command. Enter the database address for the server. Temporary variable that provides status indication of whether or not the Event Command was successfully added to the command priority queue. Temporary variable that provides the identification code number of the Block ID just executed.

IPAddress ServicePort NodeAddress InternalAddress Count Swap FunctionCode DeviceDBAddress EventCmdStatusReturned

EventBlockID

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Note: Command Control is not needed for normal Modbus command list polling operations and are needed only occasionally for special circumstances.

During routine operation, the module continuously cycles through the userdefined MNET Client 0 Command List (page 55), examining commands in the order they are listed and sending enabled commands on the network. However, the module also has a special command priority queue, which is an internal buffer that holds commands from special function blocks until they can be sent on the network. When one or more commands appear in the command priority queue: 1 The routine polling process is temporarily interrupted. 2 The commands in the command priority queue are executed until the queue is empty. 3 Then the module goes back to where it left off on the MNET Client 0 Command List and continues routine polling. Like Event Command blocks, Command Control blocks place commands into the modules command priority queue. Unlike Event Commands blocks, which contain all the values needed for one command, Command Control is only used with commands already defined in the MNET Client 0 Command List. Commands in the MNET Client 0 Command List may be either enabled for routine polling or disabled and excluded from routine polling. A disabled command has its Enable parameter set to NO (0) and is skipped during routine polling. An enabled command has its Enable parameter set to YES (1) and is sent during routine polling. However, Command Control allows any command in the predefined MNET Client 0 Command List to be added to the command priority queue, whether it is enabled for routine polling or not. Command Control also gives you the option to use ladder logic to have commands from the MNET Client 0 Command List executed at a higher priority and out of routine order, if such an option might be required in special circumstances.

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A single Command Control block request can place up to six commands from the MNET Client 0 Command List into the command priority queue. Block Request from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 to n Description Command queue Write Block identification code of 5001 to 5006. This word contains the Command Index for the first command to be entered into the queue. This word contains the Command Index for the second command to be entered into the queue. This word contains the Command Index for the third command to be entered into the queue. This word contains the Command Index for the fourth command to be entered into the queue. This word contains the Command Index for the fifth command to be entered into the queue. This word contains the Command Index for the sixth command to be entered into the queue. Spare

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file)

The last digit in the block identification code indicates the number of commands to process. For example, a block identification code of 5003 indicates that three commands are to be placed in the queue. In this case, the first three of the six available Command Indexes will be used to determine exactly which three commands will be added to the queue, and to set their order of execution. Values to enter for the six Command Indexes range from 0 to 99 and correspond to the MNET Client 0 Command List entries, which are numbered from 1 to 100. To determine the Command Index value, subtract one (1) from the row number of the command in the MNET Client 0 Command List, as seen in the Command Editor window of ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB). The module responds to a Command Control block request with a response block, indicating the number of commands added to the command priority queue. Block Response from Module to Processor
Word Offset 0 1 2 3 to (n + 1) Description This word contains theRead Block IDs 5001 to 5006 to verify the Command Control Request was received by the module. This word contains the next expected Write Block identification code. This word contains the number of commands in the block placed in the command priority queue. Spare

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file)

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Controller Tags The MNET.CONTROL.CmdControl controller tag structure holds all the values needed to create one Command Control block, have it sent to the module, and control the processing of the returned response block.
Controller Tag CmdControlTrigger CmdControlPending Description Set this tag to 1 to trigger the execution of a command after all the other parameters have been entered. Temporary variable used to prevent a new Command Control block from being sent to the module until the previously sent Command Control block has been completely processed and a response block has been returned. Enter the ROW NUMBER of the command in the MNET Client 0 Command List in Prosoft Configuration Builder minus 1. This is a six-element array. Each element holds one Command Index. Returned decimal value representing the quantity of commands added from the MNET Client 0 Command List to the command priority queue by the most recent Command Control block. Enter a decimal value representing the quantity of commands to be requested in the Command Control block (1 to 6). Temporary variable that provides block ID of the Command Control block most recently processed by the module.

CommandIndex[x]

CmdsAddedToQueue

NumberOfCommands CmdControlBlockID

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Pass-Through Blocks (9956 to 9959, 9961, 9970 and 9996) If the module is set for pass-through operation by placing a value of 1 to 3 in the configuration file parameter Pass-Through Mode, the module will send special blocks to the module when a write request is received from a Client. Any Modbus function 5, 6, 15 or 16 commands will be passed from the server to the processor using this block identification numbers 9956 to 9959, 9961, 9970 and 9996. Ladder logic must handle the receipt of these blocks and to place the enclosed data into the proper controller tags in the module. There are two basic modes of operation when the pass-through feature is utilized: Unformatted (code 1) and Formatted (code 2 or 3). The unformatted mode will pass the message received on the server directly to the processor without any processing. The following table describes the format of the read block. Pass-Through Block 9996 from Module to Processor
Word Offset 0 1 2 3 4 to 56 or 60 Description Read Block ID 9996 Write Block ID 9996 Number of bytes in Modbus msg Reserved (always 0) Modbus message received Length 1 1 1 1 56 or 60

If the block size equals 60, 56 words are used. If the block size equals 120 or 240, 60 words are used. The ladder logic should copy and parse the received message and control the processor as expected by the Client device. The processor must respond to the Pass-through block with a Write block with the following format. Response Block 9996 from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to 61 Description Write Block ID 9996 Spare Length 1 61

This will inform the module that the command has been processed and can be cleared from the pass-through queue. In formatted pass-through mode, the module will process the received write request and generate a special block dependent on the function received. There are two modes of operation when the formatted pass-through mode is selected. If code 2 is utilized (no swap), the data received in the message is presented in the order expected by the processor. If code 3 is utilized (swap mode), the bytes in the data area of the message will be swapped. This selection is applied to all received write requests. The block identification code used with the request depends on the Modbus function requested.

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Block ID 9956 9957 9958 9959 9961 9970 Modbus Function 6, 16 (word type data) 6, 16 (floating-point) 5 15 23 99

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Pass-Through Blocks 9956, 9957, 9958 or 9961 from Module to Processor


Word Offset 0 1 2 3 4 to 62 Description Read Block IDs 9956, 9957, 9958 or 9961 Write Block IDs 9956, 9957, 9958 or 9961 Number of word registers in Modbus data set Starting address for Modbus data set Modbus data set Length 1 1 1 1 59

Pass-Through Block 9959 from Module to Processor


Word Offset 0 1 2 3 4 to 33 34 to 62 Description Read Block ID 9959 Write Block ID 9959 Number of word registers in Modbus data set Starting word address for Modbus data set Modbus data set Bit mask for the data set. Each bit to be considered with the data set will have a value of 1 in the mask. Bits to ignore in the data set will have a value of 0 in the mask. Length 1 1 1 1 30 29

Pass-Through Block 9970 from Module to Processor


Word Offset 0 1 2 3 4 to 62 Description Read Block ID 9970 Write Block ID 9970 1 0 Spare data area Length 1 1 1 1 59

The ladder logic should copy and parse the received message and control the processor as expected by the Client device. The processor must respond to the formatted Pass-through blocks with a Write block. The following table describes the format of the Write blocks. Response Blocks 9956, 9957, 9958, 9959, 9961, or 9970 from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to 61 Description Write Block IDs 9956, 9957, 9958, 9959, 9961 or 9970 Spare Length 1 61

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Reset Status Data Block (9997) Each time the module is powered-up, as part of normal module processing, it begins using module memory to store module and communication performance and error information. Dunring a module start-up sequence, this area of module memory will be 'zeroed', that is to say, all registers will be initialized with a value of zero. Then, as the module begins to function, the status registers will begin holding live data as counters are incremented and status values change. This information is held in volitile RAM memory in the module. Anytime the power is turned off, this information will be erased. From time to time, you may wish to reset or clear this stored status information without turning power to the module off and back on (cycle power). You can use Special Function Block 9997 to accomplish this clearing or 'reset' of all module status information, with one exception, without having to cycle power. The one exception is the Program Scan Count register. The Program Scan Count register is the only status register that will not be cleared when using Block 9997. This status register holds a counter value that tracks the number of times the main firmware processing loop has been executed. It is a way of knowing whether or not the module is operating and processing its internal logic. It can be thought of as a' module heartbeat', showing the module is 'alive' and working. As long as this number coutinues to change with every status tag update, you will know the module is executing its most basic functions. The Program Scan Counter will not be reset by Block 9997, but it will reset as part of the power-on self test whenever powered up. WARNING: If you do not add logic to read and store module performance and error data in your RSLogix5000 ladder logic program, SCADA system, or other MNET device, that status data will be lost whenever you cycle power to the module or whenever you send Block ID 9997. Once gone, it can no longer be retrieved from module memory. Only data acquired since the most recent powerup or issuance of Block 9997 will be available in the module's status registers. Block Request from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to n Description Write Block ID 9997 Not Used Length 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

Block Response from Module to the Processor


Word Offset 0 1 2 to (n + 1) Description Read Block ID 9997 Write Block ID of the next expected write block Not used Length 1 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file).

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Warm Boot Block (9998) This block is sent from the CompactLogix or MicroLogix processor to the module (output image) when the module is required to perform a warm-boot (software reset) operation. This block is commonly sent to the module any time configuration data modifications are made in the controller tags data area. This will cause the module to read the new configuration information and to restart. The following table describes the format of the Warm Boot block. Block Request from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to n Description 9998 Spare Length 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file)

Cold Boot Block (9999) This block is sent from the CompactLogix processor to the module (output image) when the module is required to perform the cold-boot (hardware reset) operation. This block is sent to the module when a hardware problem is detected by the ladder logic that requires a hardware reset. The following table describes the format of the Cold Boot block. Block Request from Processor to Module
Word Offset 0 1 to n Description 9999 Spare Length 1 n

n = 60, 120, or 240 depending on the Block Transfer Size parameter (refer to the configuration file)

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5.2.3 Data Flow between MVI69-MNET Module and Processor


The following topics describe the flow of data between the two pieces of hardware (the processor and MVI69-MNET module) and other nodes on the Modbus TCP/IP network under the modules different operating modes. The module has both server and Client capability. The server accepts TCP/IP connections on service ports 502 (MBAP) and 2000 (MNET). The Client can generate either MBAP or MNET requests dependent on the service port selected in the command.

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Server Driver The server driver allows the MVI69-MNET module to respond to data read and write commands issued by Clients on the Modbus TCP/IP network. The following flowchart describes the flow of data into and out of the module.

The server driver receives the configuration information from the configuration file on the Personality Module (compact flash card), and the module initializes the server. A host device, such as a Modicon PLC or an HMI application, issues a read or write command to the modules node address. The server driver validates the message before accepting it into the module. If the message is considered invalid, an error response is returned to the originating Client node. After the module accepts the command, the module processes the data contained in the command. If the command is a read command, the data is read out of the database and a response message is built. If the command is a write command, the data is written directly into the database and a response message is built. If the command is a write command and the pass-through feature is utilized, the write message is transferred to the processor ladder logic and is not written directly into the modules database, unless it is returned as a change in the output image that overwrites data in the WriteData area as a result of such ladder logic processing. After the data processing has been completed in Step 3, a response is issued to the originating Client node.

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Counters are available in the Status block that permit the ladder logic program to determine the level of activity of the server driver. An exception to normal processing is when the pass-through mode is implemented. In this mode, all write requests are passed directly to the processor and are not placed in the database. This permits direct, remote control of the processor without changes in the intermediate database. This mode is especially useful for Client devices that do not send both states of control. For example, a SCADA system may only send a SET command to a digital control point and never send a CLEAR command to that same digital point address because it expects the processor logic to reset the control bit. Pass-through must be used to simulate this mode. The following illustration shows the data flow for a server port with pass-through enabled.

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Client Driver In the Client driver, the MVI69-MNET module issues read or write commands to servers on the Modbus TCP/IP network. The commands originate either from the module's user-configured Client 0 Command List, or directly from the processor as Event Commands. The commands from the Client 0 Command List are executed either via routine polling or as a result of special Command Control block requests from the processor. The following flowchart describes the flow of data into and out of the module.

The Client driver obtains configuration data when the module restarts. This includes the timeout parameters and the Command List. These values are used by the driver to determine the type of commands to be issued to servers on the Modbus TCP/IP network. When configured, the Client driver begins transmitting read and/or write commands to servers on the network. The data for write commands is obtained from the module's internal database. Assuming successful processing by the server specified in the command, a response message is received into the Client driver for processing.

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Data received from the server is passed into the module's internal database, if the command was a read command. Status information is routinely returned to the processor in the input images. Special functions, such as Event Commands and Command Control options, can be generated by the processor and sent to the Client driver for action.

Client Command List In order for the Client to function, the module's Client Command List must be defined. This list contains up to 100 individual entries, with each entry containing the information required to construct a valid command. This includes the following: Command enable mode ((0) disabled, (1) continuous or (2) conditional) IP address and service port to connect to on the remote server Slave Node Address Command Type - Read or Write up to 100 words per command Database Source and Destination Register Address - Determines where data will be placed and/or obtained Count - Select the number of words to be transferred - 1 to 100 Poll Delay - 1/10th seconds For information on troubleshooting commands, see Client Command Errors (page 96).

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5.3

Cable Connections
The MVI69-MNET module has the following functional communication connections installed: One Ethernet port (RJ45 connector) One RS-232 Configuration/Debug port (RJ45 connector)

5.3.1 Ethernet Connection


The MVI69-MNET module has an RJ45 port located on the front of the module, labeled Ethernet, for use with the TCP/IP network. The module is connected to the Ethernet network using an Ethernet cable between the modules Ethernet port and an Ethernet switch or hub. Note: Depending on hardware configuration, you may see more than one RJ45 port on the module. The Ethernet port is labeled Ethernet. Warning: The MVI69-MNET module is NOT compatible with Power Over Ethernet (IEEE802.3af / IEEE802.3at) networks. Do NOT connect the module to Ethernet devices, hubs, switches or networks that supply AC or DC power over the Ethernet cable. Failure to observe this precaution may result in damage to hardware, or injury to personnel. Important: The module requires a static (fixed) IP address that is not shared with any other device on the Ethernet network. Obtain a list of suitable IP addresses from your network administrator BEFORE configuring the Ethernet port on this module.

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MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module Ethernet Port Configuration - wattcp.cfg The wattcp.cfg file must be set up properly in order to use a TCP/IP network connection. You can view the current network configuration in ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB), as shown:

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You may also view the network configuration using a PC serial port connection and an ASCII terminal program (like Windows HyperTerminal) by selecting [@] (Network Menu) and [V] (View) options when connected to the Debug port. For more information on serial port access, see the chapter on Diagnostics and Troubleshooting (page 79).

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5.3.2 RS-232 Configuration/Debug Port


This port is physically an RJ45 connection. An RJ45 to DB-9 adapter cable is included with the module. This port permits a PC-based terminal emulation program to view configuration and status data in the module and to control the module. The cable pinout for communications on this port is shown in the following diagram.

Disabling the RSLinx Driver for the Com Port on the PC The communication port driver in RSLinx can occasionally prevent other applications from using the PCs COM port. If you are not able to connect to the modules configuration/debug port using ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB), HyperTerminal or another terminal emulator, follow these steps to disable the RSLinx driver. 1 Open RSLinx and go to COMMUNICATIONS > RSWHO. 2 Make sure that you are not actively browsing using the driver that you wish to stop. The following shows an actively browsed network.

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Notice how the DF1 driver is opened, and the driver is looking for a processor on node 1. If the network is being browsed, then you will not be able to stop this driver. To stop the driver your RSWho screen should look like this:

Branches are displayed or hidden by clicking on the

or the

icons.

When you have verified that the driver is not being browsed, go to COMMUNICATIONS > CONFIGURE DRIVERS. You may see something like this:

If you see the status as running, you will not be able to use this com port for anything other than communication to the processor. To stop the driver press the STOP button on the side of the window:

After you have stopped the driver you will see the following.

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MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module You may now use the com port to connect to the debug port of the module.

Note: You may need to shut down and restart your PC before it will allow you to stop the driver (usually only on Windows NT machines). If you have followed all of the above steps, and it will not stop the driver, then make sure you do not have RSLogix open. If RSLogix is not open, and you still cannot stop the driver, then reboot your PC.

5.3.3 DB9 to RJ45 Adaptor (Cable 14)

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5.4

Modbus Protocol Specification


The following pages give additional reference information regarding the Modbus protocol commands supported by the MVI69-MNET.

5.4.1 About the MODBUS TCP/IP Protocol


MODBUS is a widely used protocol originally developed by Modicon in 1978. Since that time, the protocol has been adopted as a standard throughout the automation industry. The original MODBUS specification uses a serial connection to communicate commands and data between Client and server devices on a network. Later enhancements to the protocol allow communication over Ethernet networks using TCP/IP as a "wrapper" for the MODBUS protocol. This protocol is known as MODBUS TCP/IP. MODBUS TCP/IP is a Client/server protocol. The Client establishes a connection to the remote server. When the connection is established, the Client sends the MODBUS TCP/IP commands to the server. The MVI69-MNET module works both as a Client and as a server. Aside from the benefits of Ethernet versus serial communications (including performance, distance, and flexibility) for industrial networks, the MODBUS TCP/IP protocol allows for remote administration and control of devices over a TCP/IP network. The efficiency, scalability, and low cost of a MODBUS TCP/IP network make this an ideal solution for industrial applications. The MVI69-MNET module acts as an input/output module between devices on a MODBUS TCP/IP network and the Rockwell Automation backplane. The module uses an internal database to pass data and commands between the processor and the Client and server devices on the MODBUS TCP/IP network.

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5.4.2 Read Coil Status (Function Code 01)


Query This function allows the user to obtain the ON/OFF status of logic coils used to control discrete outputs from the addressed server only. Broadcast mode is not supported with this function code. In addition to the server address and function fields, the message requires that the information field contain the initial coil address to be read (Starting Address) and the number of locations that will be interrogated to obtain status data. The addressing allows up to 2000 coils to be obtained at each request; however, the specific server device may have restrictions that lower the maximum quantity. The coils are numbered from zero; (coil number 1 = zero, coil number 2 = one, coil number 3 = two, and so on). The following table is a sample read output status request to read coils 0020 to 0056 from server device number 11.
Adr 11 Func 01 Data Start Pt Hi 00 Data Start Pt Lo 13 Data # Of Pts Ho Data # Of Pts Lo 00 25 Error Check Field CRC

Response An example response to Read Coil Status is as shown in Figure C2. The data is packed one bit for each coil. The response includes the server address, function code, quantity of data characters, the data characters, and error checking. Data will be packed with one bit for each coil (1 = ON, 0 = OFF). The low order bit of the first character contains the addressed coil, and the remainder follow. For coil quantities that are not even multiples of eight, the last characters will be filled in with zeros at high order end. The quantity of data characters is always specified as quantity of RTU characters, that is, the number is the same whether RTU or ASCII is used. Because the server interface device is serviced at the end of a controller's scan, data will reflect coil status at the end of the scan. Some servers will limit the quantity of coils provided each scan; thus, for large coil quantities, multiple PC transactions must be made using coil status from sequential scans.
Adr Func Byte Count 05 Data Coil Status 20 to 27 CD Data Coil Status 28 to 35 6B Data Coil Status 36 to 43 B2 Data Coil Status 44 to 51 OE Data Coil Status 52 to 56 1B Error Check Field CRC

11

01

The status of coils 20 to 27 is shown as CD(HEX) = 1100 1101 (Binary). Reading left to right, this shows that coils 27, 26, 23, 22, and 20 are all on. The other coil data bytes are decoded similarly. Due to the quantity of coil statuses requested, the last data field, which is shown 1B (HEX) = 0001 1011 (Binary), contains the status of only 5 coils (52 to 56) instead of 8 coils. The 3 left most bits are provided as zeros to fill the 8-bit format.

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5.4.3 Read Input Status (Function Code 02)


Query This function allows the user to obtain the ON/OFF status of discrete inputs in the addressed server PC Broadcast mode is not supported with this function code. In addition to the server address and function fields, the message requires that the information field contain the initial input address to be read (Starting Address) and the number of locations that will be interrogated to obtain status data. The addressing allows up to 2000 inputs to be obtained at each request; however, the specific server device may have restrictions that lower the maximum quantity. The inputs are numbered form zero; (input 10001 = zero, input 10002 = one, input 10003 = two, and so on, for a 584). The following table is a sample read input status request to read inputs 10197 to 10218 from server number 11.
Adr 11 Func 02 Data Start Pt Hi 00 Data Start Pt Lo C4 Data #of Pts Hi 00 Data #of Pts Lo 16 Error Check Field CRC

Response An example response to Read Input Status is as shown in Figure C4. The data is packed one bit for each input. The response includes the server address, function code, quantity of data characters, the data characters, and error checking. Data will be packed with one bit for each input (1=ON, 0=OFF). The lower order bit of the first character contains the addressed input, and the remainder follow. For input quantities that are not even multiples of eight, the last characters will be filled in with zeros at high order end. The quantity of data characters is always specified as a quantity of RTU characters, that is, the number is the same whether RTU or ASCII is used. Because the server interface device is serviced at the end of a controller's scan, data will reflect input status at the end of the scan. Some servers will limit the quantity of inputs provided each scan; thus, for large coil quantities, multiple PC transactions must be made using coil status for sequential scans.
Adr 11 Func 02 Byte Count 03 Data Discrete Input 10197 to 10204 AC Data Discrete Input 10205 to 10212 DB Data Discrete Input 10213 to 10218 35 Error Check Field CRC

The status of inputs 10197 to 10204 is shown as AC (HEX) = 10101 1100 (binary). Reading left to right, this show that inputs 10204, 10202, and 10199 are all on. The other input data bytes are decoded similar. Due to the quantity of input statuses requested, the last data field which is shown as 35 HEX = 0011 0101 (binary) contains the status of only 6 inputs (10213 to 102180) instead of 8 inputs. The two left-most bits are provided as zeros to fill the 8-bit format. ProSoft Technology, Inc. October 17, 2011 Page 135 of 159

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5.4.4 Read Holding Registers (Function Code 03)


Query Read Holding Registers (03) allows the user to obtain the binary contents of holding registers 4xxxx in the addressed server. The registers can store the numerical values of associated timers and counters which can be driven to external devices. The addressing allows up to 125 registers to obtained at each request; however, the specific server device may have restriction that lower this maximum quantity. The registers are numbered form zero (40001 = zero, 40002 = one, and so on). The broadcast mode is not allowed. The example below reads registers 40108 through 40110 from server 584 number 11.
Adr Func 11 03 Data Start Reg Hi 00 Data Start Reg Lo 6B Data #of Regs Hi Data #of Regs Lo 00 03 Error Check Field CRC

Response The addressed server responds with its address and the function code, followed by the information field. The information field contains 1 byte describing the quantity of data bytes to be returned. The contents of the registers requested (DATA) are two bytes each, with the binary content right justified within each pair of characters. The first byte includes the high order bits and the second, the low order bits. Because the server interface device is normally serviced at the end of the controller's scan, the data will reflect the register content at the end of the scan. Some servers will limit the quantity of register content provided each scan; thus for large register quantities, multiple transmissions will be made using register content from sequential scans. In the example below, the registers 40108 to 40110 have the decimal contents 555, 0, and 100 respectively.
Adr 11 Func 03 ByteCnt 06 Hi Data 02 Lo Data 2B Hi Data 00 Lo Data 00 Hi Data 00 Lo Data 64 Error Check Field CRC

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5.4.5 Read Input Registers (Function Code 04)


Query Function code 04 obtains the contents of the controller's input registers at addresses 3xxxx. These locations receive their values from devices connected to the I/O structure and can only be referenced, not altered from within the controller, The addressing allows up to 125 registers to be obtained at each request; however, the specific server device may have restrictions that lower this maximum quantity. The registers are numbered for zero (30001 = zero, 30002 = one, and so on). Broadcast mode is not allowed. The example below requests the contents of register 3009 in server number 11.
Adr Func Data Start Reg Hi Data Start Reg Lo 11 04 00 08 Data #of Regs Hi 00 Data #of Regs Lo 01 Error Check Field CRC

Response The addressed server responds with its address and the function code followed by the information field. The information field contains 1 byte describing the quantity of data bytes to be returned. The contents of the registers requested (DATA) are 2 bytes each, with the binary content right justified within each pair of characters. The first byte includes the high order bits and the second, the low order bits. Because the server interface is normally serviced at the end of the controller's scan, the data will reflect the register content at the end of the scan. Each PC will limit the quantity of register contents provided each scan; thus for large register quantities, multiple PC scans will be required, and the data provided will be form sequential scans. In the example below the register 3009 contains the decimal value 0.
Adr 11 Func 04 Byte Count 02 Data Input Reg Hi 00 Data Input Reg Lo 00 Error Check Field E9

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5.4.6 Force Single Coil (Function Code 05)


Query This message forces a single coil either ON or OFF. Any coil that exists within the controller can be forced to either state (ON or OFF). However, because the controller is actively scanning, unless the coil is disabled, the controller can also alter the state of the coil. Coils are numbered from zero (coil 0001 = zero, coil 0002 = one, and so on). The data value 65,280 (FF00 HEX) will set the coil ON and the value zero will turn it OFF; all other values are illegal and will not affect that coil. The use of server address 00 (Broadcast Mode) will force all attached servers to modify the desired coil. Note: Functions 5, 6, 15, and 16 are the only messages that will be recognized as valid for broadcast.

The example below is a request to server number 11 to turn ON coil 0173.


Adr 11 Func 05 Data Coil # Hi 00 Data Coil # Lo AC Data On/off Ind FF Data 00 Error Check Field CRC

Response The normal response to the Command Request is to re-transmit the message as received after the coil state has been altered.
Adr 11 Func 05 Data Coil # Hi 00 Data Coil # Lo AC Data On/ Off FF Data 00 Error Check Field CRC

The forcing of a coil via MODBUS function 5 will be accomplished regardless of whether the addressed coil is disabled or not (In ProSoft products, the coil is only affected if the necessary ladder logic is implemented). Note: The Modbus protocol does not include standard functions for testing or changing the DISABLE state of discrete inputs or outputs. Where applicable, this may be accomplished via device specific Program commands (In ProSoft products, this is only accomplished through ladder logic programming).

Coils that are reprogrammed in the controller logic program are not automatically cleared upon power up. Thus, if such a coil is set ON by function Code 5 and (even months later), an output is connected to that coil, the output will be "hot".

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5.4.7 Preset Single Register (Function Code 06)


Query Function (06) allows the user to modify the contents of a holding register. Any holding register that exists within the controller can have its contents changed by this message. However, because the controller is actively scanning, it also can alter the content of any holding register at any time. The values are provided in binary up to the maximum capacity of the controller unused high order bits must be set to zero. When used with server address zero (Broadcast mode) all server controllers will load the specified register with the contents specified. Note Functions 5, 6, 15, and 16 are the only messages that will be recognized as valid for broadcast.

Adr 11

Func 06

Data Start Reg Hi 00

Data Start Reg Lo 01

Data #of Regs Hi Data #of Regs Lo 00 03

Error Check Field CRC

Response The response to a preset single register request is to re-transmit the query message after the register has been altered.
Adr 11 Func 06 Data Reg Hi 00 Data Reg Lo 01 Data Input Reg Hi 00 Data Input Reg Lo 03 Error Check Field CRC

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5.4.8 Diagnostics (Function Code 08)


MODBUS function code 08 provides a series of tests for checking the communication system between a Client device and a server, or for checking various internal error conditions within a server. The function uses a two-byte sub-function code field in the query to define the type of test to be performed. The server echoes both the function code and subfunction code in a normal response. Some of the diagnostics cause data to be returned from the remote device in the data field of a normal response. In general, issuing a diagnostic function to a remote device does not affect the running of the user program in the remote device. Device memory bit and register data addresses are not accessed by the diagnostics. However, certain functions can optionally reset error counters in some remote devices. A server device can, however, be forced into 'Listen Only Mode' in which it will monitor the messages on the communications system but not respond to them. This can affect the outcome of your application program if it depends upon any further exchange of data with the remote device. Generally, the mode is forced to remove a malfunctioning remote device from the communications system.

Sub-function Codes Supported Only Sub-function 00 is supported by the MVI69-MNET module. 00 Return Query Data The data passed in the request data field is to be returned (looped back) in the response. The entire response message should be identical to the request.
Sub-function 00 00 Data Field (Request) Any Data Field (Response) Echo Request Data

Example and State Diagram Here is an example of a request to remote device to Return Query Data. This uses a sub-function code of zero (00 00 hex in the two-byte field). The data to be returned is sent in the two-byte data field (A5 37 hex).
Request Field Name Function Sub-function Hi Sub-function Lo Data Hi Data Lo (Hex) 08 00 00 A5 37 Response Field Name Function Sub-function Hi Sub-function Lo Data Hi Data Lo (Hex) 08 00 00 A5 27

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The data fields in responses to other kinds of queries could contain error counts or other data requested by the sub-function code.

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5.4.9 Force Multiple Coils (Function Code 15)


Query This message forces each coil in a consecutive block of coils to a desired ON or OFF state. Any coil that exists within the controller can be forced to either state (ON or OFF). However, because the controller is actively scanning, unless the coils are disabled, the controller can also alter the state of the coil. Coils are numbered from zero (coil 00001 = zero, coil 00002 = one, and so on). The desired status of each coil is packed in the data field, one bit for each coil (1= ON, 0= OFF). The use of server address 0 (Broadcast Mode) will force all attached servers to modify the desired coils. Note: Functions 5, 6, 15, and 16 are the only messages (other than Loopback Diagnostic Test) that will be recognized as valid for broadcast.

The following example forces 10 coils starting at address 20 (13 HEX). The two data fields, CD =1100 and 00 = 0000 000, indicate that coils 27, 26, 23, 22, and 20 are to be forced on.
Adr 11 Func 0F Hi Add 00 Lo Add 13 Quantity 00 Byte Cnt 0A Data Coil Status Data Coil Status 20 to 27 28 to 29 02 CD Error Check Field 00 CRC

Response The normal response will be an echo of the server address, function code, starting address, and quantity of coils forced.
Adr 11 Func 0F Hi Addr 00 Lo Addr 13 Quantity 00 Error Check Field 0A CRC

The writing of coils via Modbus function 15 will be accomplished regardless of whether the addressed coils are disabled or not. Coils that are unprogrammed in the controller logic program are not automatically cleared upon power up. Thus, if such a coil is set ON by function code 15 and (even months later) an output is connected to that coil, the output will be hot.

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5.4.10 Preset Multiple Registers (Function Code 16)


Query Holding registers existing within the controller can have their contents changed by this message (a maximum of 60 registers). However, because the controller is actively scanning, it also can alter the content of any holding register at any time. The values are provided in binary up to the maximum capacity of the controller (16-bit for the 184/384 and 584); unused high order bits must be set to zero. Note: Function codes 5, 6, 15, and 16 are the only messages that will be recognized as valid for broadcast.

Adr 11

Func 10

Hi Add 00

Lo Add 87

Quantity 00 02

Byte Cnt 04

Hi Data 00

Lo Data 0A

Hi Data 01

Lo Data Error Check Field 02 CRC

Response The normal response to a function 16 query is to echo the address, function code, starting address and number of registers to be loaded.
Adr 11 Func 10 Hi Addr 00 Lo Addr 87 Quantity 00 02 Error Check Field 56

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5.4.11 Modbus Exception Responses


When a Modbus Client sends a request to a server device, it expects a normal response. One of four possible events can occur from the Client's query: If the server device receives the request without a communication error, and can handle the query normally, it returns a normal response. If the server does not receive the request due to a communication error, no response is returned. The Client program will eventually process a timeout condition for the request. If the server receives the request, but detects a communication error (parity, LRC, CRC, ...), no response is returned. The Client program will eventually process a timeout condition for the request. If the server receives the request without a communication error, but cannot handle it (for example, if the request is to read a non-existent output or register), the server will return an exception response informing the Client of the nature of the error. The exception response message has two fields that differentiate it from a normal response: Function Code Field: In a normal response, the server echoes the function code of the original request in the function code field of the response. All function codes have a most-significant bit (MSB) of 0 (their values are all below 80 hexadecimal). In an exception response, the server sets the MSB of the function code to 1. This makes the function code value in an exception response exactly 80 hexadecimal higher than the value would be for a normal response. With the function code's MSB set, the Client's application program can recognize the exception response and can examine the data field for the exception code. Data Field: In a normal response, the server may return data or statistics in the data field (any information that was requested in the request). In an exception response, the server returns an exception code in the data field. This defines the server condition that caused the exception. The following table shows an example of a Client request and server exception response.
Request Field Name Function Starting Address Hi Starting Address Lo Quantity of Outputs Hi Quantity of Outputs Lo (Hex) 01 04 A1 00 01 Response Field Name Function Exception Code (Hex) 81 02

In this example, the Client addresses a request to server device. The function code (01) is for a Read Output Status operation. It requests the status of the output at address 1245 (04A1 hex). Note that only that one output is to be read, as specified by the number of outputs field (0001).

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MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module If the output address is non-existent in the server device, the server will return the exception response with the exception code shown (02). This specifies an illegal data address for the server. Modbus Exception Codes
Code 01

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03

04 05

06

08

0a

0b

Meaning The function code received in the query is not an allowable action for the server. This may be because the function code is only applicable to newer devices, and was not implemented in the unit selected. It could also indicate that the server is in the wrong state to process a request of this type, for example because it is unconfigured and is being asked to return register values. Illegal Data Address The data address received in the query is not an allowable address for the server. More specifically, the combination of reference number and transfer length is invalid. For a controller with 100 registers, a request with offset 96 and length 4 would succeed; a request with offset 96 and length 5 will generate exception 02. Illegal Data Value A value contained in the query data field is not an allowable value for server. This indicates a fault in the structure of the remainder of a complex request, such as that the implied length is incorrect. It specifically does not mean that a data item submitted for storage in a register has a value outside the expectation of the application program, because the Modbus protocol is unaware of the significance of any particular value of any particular register. Slave Device Failure An unrecoverable error occurred while the server was attempting to perform the requested action. Acknowledge Specialized use in conjunction with programming commands. The server has accepted the request and is processing it, but a long duration of time will be required to do so. This response is returned to prevent a timeout error from occurring in the Client. The Client can next issue a poll program complete message to determine if processing is completed. Slave Device Busy Specialized use in conjunction with programming commands. The server is engaged in processing a longduration program command. The Client should retransmit the message later when the server is free. Memory Parity Error Specialized use in conjunction with function codes 20 and 21 and reference type 6, to indicate that the extended file area failed to pass a consistency check. The server attempted to read record file, but detected a parity error in the memory. The Client can retry the request, but service may be required on the server device. Gateway Path Unavailable Specialized use in conjunction with gateways, indicates that the gateway was unable to allocate an internal communication path from the input port to the output port for processing the request. Usually means that the gateway is misconfigured or overloaded. Gateway Target Device Specialized use in conjunction with gateways, indicates Failed To Respond that no response was obtained from the target device. Usually means that the device is not present on the network.

Name Illegal Function

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In This Chapter
Contacting Technical Support ............................................................. 147 Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policies and Conditions............. 149 LIMITED WARRANTY ......................................................................... 151

Contacting Technical Support


ProSoft Technology, Inc. (ProSoft) is committed to providing the most efficient and effective support possible. Before calling, please gather the following information to assist in expediting this process: 1 Product Version Number 2 System architecture 3 Network details If the issue is hardware related, we will also need information regarding: 1 Module configuration and associated ladder files, if any 2 Module operation and any unusual behavior 3 Configuration/Debug status information 4 LED patterns 5 Details about the serial, Ethernet or fieldbus devices interfaced to the module, if any. Note: For technical support calls within the United States, an after-hours answering system allows 24-hour/7-days-a-week pager access to one of our qualified Technical and/or Application Support Engineers. Detailed contact information for all our worldwide locations is available on the following page.

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Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policies and Conditions


The following Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policies and Conditions (collectively, "RMA Policies") apply to any returned product. These RMA Policies are subject to change by ProSoft Technology, Inc., without notice. For warranty information, see Limited Warranty (page 151). In the event of any inconsistency between the RMA Policies and the Warranty, the Warranty shall govern.

6.1.1 Returning Any Product


a) In order to return a Product for repair, exchange, or otherwise, the Customer must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number from ProSoft Technology and comply with ProSoft Technology shipping instructions. b) In the event that the Customer experiences a problem with the Product for any reason, Customer should contact ProSoft Technical Support at one of the telephone numbers listed above (page 147). A Technical Support Engineer will request that you perform several tests in an attempt to isolate the problem. If after completing these tests, the Product is found to be the source of the problem, we will issue an RMA. c) All returned Products must be shipped freight prepaid, in the original shipping container or equivalent, to the location specified by ProSoft Technology, and be accompanied by proof of purchase and receipt date. The RMA number is to be prominently marked on the outside of the shipping box. Customer agrees to insure the Product or assume the risk of loss or damage in transit. Products shipped to ProSoft Technology using a shipment method other than that specified by ProSoft Technology, or shipped without an RMA number will be returned to the Customer, freight collect. Contact ProSoft Technical Support for further information. d) A 10% restocking fee applies to all warranty credit returns, whereby a Customer has an application change, ordered too many, does not need, etc. Returns for credit require that all accessory parts included in the original box (i.e.; antennas, cables) be returned. Failure to return these items will result in a deduction from the total credit due for each missing item.

6.1.2 Returning Units Under Warranty


A Technical Support Engineer must approve the return of Product under ProSoft Technologys Warranty: a) A replacement module will be shipped and invoiced. A purchase order will be required. b) Credit for a product under warranty will be issued upon receipt of authorized product by ProSoft Technology at designated location referenced on the Return Material Authorization

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i. If a defect is found and is determined to be customer generated, or if the defect is otherwise not covered by ProSoft Technology s warranty, there will be no credit given. Customer will be contacted and can request module be returned at their expense; ii. If defect is customer generated and is repairable, customer can authorize ProSoft Technology to repair the unit by providing a purchase order for 30% of the current list price plus freight charges, duties and taxes as applicable.

6.1.3 Returning Units Out of Warranty


a) Customer sends unit in for evaluation to location specified by ProSoft Technology, freight prepaid. b) If no defect is found, Customer will be charged the equivalent of $100 USD, plus freight charges, duties and taxes as applicable. A new purchase order will be required. c) If unit is repaired, charge to Customer will be 30% of current list price (USD) plus freight charges, duties and taxes as applicable. A new purchase order will be required or authorization to use the purchase order submitted for evaluation fee. The following is a list of non-repairable units: ScanPort Adapters o 1500 - All o 1550 - Can be repaired only if defect is the power supply o 1560 - Can be repaired only if defect is the power supply inRAx Modules o 3150 - All o 3170 - All o 3250 o 3300 o 3350 o 3600 - All o 3700 o 3750 o 3800-MNET ProLinx Standalone Gateways o 4xxx - All (No hardware available to do repairs)

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LIMITED WARRANTY
This Limited Warranty ("Warranty") governs all sales of hardware, software, and other products (collectively, "Product") manufactured and/or offered for sale by ProSoft Technology, Incorporated (ProSoft), and all related services provided by ProSoft, including maintenance, repair, warranty exchange, and service programs (collectively, "Services"). By purchasing or using the Product or Services, the individual or entity purchasing or using the Product or Services ("Customer") agrees to all of the terms and provisions (collectively, the "Terms") of this Limited Warranty. All sales of software or other intellectual property are, in addition, subject to any license agreement accompanying such software or other intellectual property.

6.2.1 What Is Covered By This Warranty


a) Warranty On New Products: ProSoft warrants, to the original purchaser, that the Product that is the subject of the sale will (1) conform to and perform in accordance with published specifications prepared, approved and issued by ProSoft, and (2) will be free from defects in material or workmanship; provided these warranties only cover Product that is sold as new. This Warranty expires three (3) years from the date of shipment for Product purchased on or after January 1st, 2008, or one (1) year from the date of shipment for Product purchased before January 1st, 2008 (the "Warranty Period"). If the Customer discovers within the Warranty Period a failure of the Product to conform to specifications, or a defect in material or workmanship of the Product, the Customer must promptly notify ProSoft by fax, email or telephone. In no event may that notification be received by ProSoft later than 39 months from date of original shipment. Within a reasonable time after notification, ProSoft will correct any failure of the Product to conform to specifications or any defect in material or workmanship of the Product, with either new or remanufactured replacement parts. ProSoft reserves the right, and at its sole discretion, may replace unrepairable units with new or remanufactured equipment. All replacement units will be covered under warranty for the 3 year period commencing from the date of original equipment purchase, not the date of shipment of the replacement unit. Such repair, including both parts and labor, will be performed at ProSofts expense. All warranty service will be performed at service centers designated by ProSoft. b) Warranty On Services: Materials and labor performed by ProSoft to repair a verified malfunction or defect are warranteed in the terms specified above for new Product, provided said warranty will be for the period remaining on the original new equipment warranty or, if the original warranty is no longer in effect, for a period of 90 days from the date of repair.

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6.2.2 What Is Not Covered By This Warranty


a) ProSoft makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, that the operation of software purchased from ProSoft will be uninterrupted or error free or that the functions contained in the software will meet or satisfy the purchasers intended use or requirements; the Customer assumes complete responsibility for decisions made or actions taken based on information obtained using ProSoft software. b) This Warranty does not cover the failure of the Product to perform specified functions, or any other non-conformance, defects, losses or damages caused by or attributable to any of the following: (i) shipping; (ii) improper installation or other failure of Customer to adhere to ProSofts specifications or instructions; (iii) unauthorized repair or maintenance; (iv) attachments, equipment, options, parts, software, or user-created programming (including, but not limited to, programs developed with any IEC 61131-3, "C" or any variant of "C" programming languages) not furnished by ProSoft; (v) use of the Product for purposes other than those for which it was designed; (vi) any other abuse, misapplication, neglect or misuse by the Customer; (vii) accident, improper testing or causes external to the Product such as, but not limited to, exposure to extremes of temperature or humidity, power failure or power surges; or (viii) disasters such as fire, flood, earthquake, wind and lightning. c) The information in this Agreement is subject to change without notice. ProSoft shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions made herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing, performance or use of this material. The user guide included with your original product purchase from ProSoft contains information protected by copyright. No part of the guide may be duplicated or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from ProSoft.

6.2.3 Disclaimer Regarding High Risk Activities


Product manufactured or supplied by ProSoft is not fault tolerant and is not designed, manufactured or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance including and without limitation: the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation of communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines or weapons systems in which the failure of the product could lead directly or indirectly to death, personal injury or severe physical or environmental damage (collectively, "high risk activities"). ProSoft specifically disclaims any express or implied warranty of fitness for high risk activities.

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6.2.4 Intellectual Property Indemnity


Buyer shall indemnify and hold harmless ProSoft and its employees from and against all liabilities, losses, claims, costs and expenses (including attorneys fees and expenses) related to any claim, investigation, litigation or proceeding (whether or not ProSoft is a party) which arises or is alleged to arise from Buyers acts or omissions under these Terms or in any way with respect to the Products. Without limiting the foregoing, Buyer (at its own expense) shall indemnify and hold harmless ProSoft and defend or settle any action brought against such Companies to the extent based on a claim that any Product made to Buyer specifications infringed intellectual property rights of another party. ProSoft makes no warranty that the product is or will be delivered free of any persons claiming of patent, trademark, or similar infringement. The Buyer assumes all risks (including the risk of suit) that the product or any use of the product will infringe existing or subsequently issued patents, trademarks, or copyrights. a) Any documentation included with Product purchased from ProSoft is protected by copyright and may not be duplicated or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from ProSoft. b) ProSofts technical specifications and documentation that are included with the Product are subject to editing and modification without notice. c) Transfer of title shall not operate to convey to Customer any right to make, or have made, any Product supplied by ProSoft. d) Customer is granted no right or license to use any software or other intellectual property in any manner or for any purpose not expressly permitted by any license agreement accompanying such software or other intellectual property. e) Customer agrees that it shall not, and shall not authorize others to, copy software provided by ProSoft (except as expressly permitted in any license agreement accompanying such software); transfer software to a third party separately from the Product; modify, alter, translate, decode, decompile, disassemble, reverse-engineer or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software or create derivative works based on the software; export the software or underlying technology in contravention of applicable US and international export laws and regulations; or use the software other than as authorized in connection with use of Product. f) Additional Restrictions Relating To Software And Other Intellectual Property In addition to compliance with the Terms of this Warranty, Customers purchasing software or other intellectual property shall comply with any license agreement accompanying such software or other intellectual property. Failure to do so may void this Warranty with respect to such software and/or other intellectual property.

6.2.5 Disclaimer of all Other Warranties


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6.2.6 Limitation of Remedies **


In no event will ProSoft or its Dealer be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages based on breach of warranty, breach of contract, negligence, strict tort or any other legal theory. Damages that ProSoft or its Dealer will not be responsible for include, but are not limited to: Loss of profits; loss of savings or revenue; loss of use of the product or any associated equipment; loss of data; cost of capital; cost of any substitute equipment, facilities, or services; downtime; the claims of third parties including, customers of the Purchaser; and, injury to property. ** Some areas do not allow time limitations on an implied warranty, or allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. In such areas, the above limitations may not apply. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from place to place.

6.2.7 Time Limit for Bringing Suit


Any action for breach of warranty must be commenced within 39 months following shipment of the Product.

6.2.8 No Other Warranties


Unless modified in writing and signed by both parties, this Warranty is understood to be the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties, suspending all oral or written prior agreements and all other communications between the parties relating to the subject matter of this Warranty, including statements made by salesperson. No employee of ProSoft or any other party is authorized to make any warranty in addition to those made in this Warranty. The Customer is warned, therefore, to check this Warranty carefully to see that it correctly reflects those terms that are important to the Customer.

6.2.9 Allocation of Risks


This Warranty allocates the risk of product failure between ProSoft and the Customer. This allocation is recognized by both parties and is reflected in the price of the goods. The Customer acknowledges that it has read this Warranty, understands it, and is bound by its Terms.

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6.2.10 Controlling Law and Severability


This Warranty shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the domestic laws of the State of California, without reference to its conflicts of law provisions. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provisions of this Warranty, or a portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remainder of this Warranty shall remain in full force and effect. Any cause of action with respect to the Product or Services must be instituted in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of California.

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Index
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00 Return Query Data 140

A
About the MODBUS TCP/IP Protocol 133 Adding Multiple Modules (Optional) 34 Adding the Module to an Existing CompactLogix Project 19, 20, 73 Adding the Module to an Existing MicroLogix Project 19, 20, 73, 77 Allocation of Risks 154 ARP Timeout 54

Data Flow between MVI69-MNET Module and Processor 123 DB9 to RJ45 Adaptor (Cable 14) 132 Diagnostics (Function Code 08) 140 Diagnostics and Troubleshooting 9, 78, 79, 129 Disabling the RSLinx Driver for the Com Port on the PC 130 Disclaimer of all Other Warranties 153 Disclaimer Regarding High Risk Activities 152 Downloading the Project to the Module Using a Serial COM Port 67 Downloading the Sample Program to the Processor 41 Duplex/Speed Code 51

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Enable 57 Ethernet Configuration 66 Ethernet Connection 128 Ethernet LED Indicators 80 Ethernet Port Configuration - wattcp.cfg 129 Event Command Block (2000) 113 Example and State Diagram 140 Exiting the Program 89

B
Backplane Data Transfer 102 Backplane Error/Status Pointer 49, 92 Battery Life Advisory 4 Bit Input Offset 63 Block Transfer Size 50

C
Cable Connections 128 Clearing a Fault Condition 81 Client Command Errors 96, 127 Client Command List 127 Client Driver 126 Client Error/Status Pointer 52, 92 Cold Boot Block (9999) 122 Command Control Blocks (5001 to 5006) 116 Command Entry Formats 56 Command Error Delay 54 Command Error Pointer 52, 92 Command List Entry Errors 97 Command List Overview 55 Commands Supported by the Module 56 Comment 61 Configuration Error Word 95 Configuring Module Parameters 47 Configuring the MVI69-MNET Module 19 Configuring the RSLinx Driver for the PC COM Port 42 Connecting Your PC to the Module 44 Connecting Your PC to the Processor 40 Connection Timeout 64 Contacting Technical Support 147, 149 Controller Tags 69 Controlling Law and Severability 155 Creating a New RSLogix 5000 Project 21 Creating the Module 22

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Failure Flag Count 50 Float Flag 53, 62 Float Offset 54, 63 Float Start 53, 63 Force Multiple Coils (Function Code 15) 142 Force Single Coil (Function Code 05) 138 Functional Overview 102 Functional Specifications 100

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Guide to the MVI69-MNET User Manual 9

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Hardware MAC Address 65 Hardware Specifications 101 Holding Register Offset 64 How to Contact Us 2

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Important Installation Instructions 3 Importing the Ladder Rung 24 Initialize Output Data 51 Initialize Output Data Blocks (1000 to 1083) 112 Installing ProSoft Configuration Builder Software 14 Installing the Module 16 Intellectual Property Indemnity 153 Internal Address 58 IP Address 65

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Keystrokes 85

MVI69-MNET CompactLogix and MicroLogix 1500 Platform Modbus TCP/IP Communication Module
Preset Multiple Registers (Function Code 16) 143 Preset Single Register (Function Code 06) 139 Printing a Configuration File 48 Product Specifications 9, 99 ProSoft Technology Product Documentation 2

L
Ladder Logic 69 LED Status Indicators 80 Limitation of Remedies ** 154 LIMITED WARRANTY 149, 151

R
Read Block 106 Read Coil Status (Function Code 01) 134 Read Holding Registers (Function Code 03) 136 Read Input Registers (Function Code 04) 137 Read Input Status (Function Code 02) 135 Read Register Count 49 Read Register Start 49 Reading Status Data from the Module 92 Receiving the Configuration File 87 Redisplaying the Current Page 90 Reference 9, 99 Reg Count 58 Renaming an Object 47 Reset Status Information Block (9991) 121 Resetting Diagnostic Data 87 Response Timeout 52 Retry Count 53 Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policies and Conditions 149 Returning Any Product 149 Returning to the Main Menu 91 Returning Units Out of Warranty 150 Returning Units Under Warranty 149 RS-232 Configuration/Debug Port 130

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Main Menu 86 Markings 4 MB Address in Device 61 Minimum Command Delay 52 MNET Client Specific Errors 97 MNET Client x 52 MNET Client x Commands 55, 113, 116 MNET Servers 62 Modbus Database View Menu 87, 89 Modbus Exception Codes 145 Modbus Exception Responses 144 Modbus Function 60 Modbus Protocol Specification 89, 133 Modbus TCP/IP 99 Module 49 Module Communication Error Codes 96 Module Configuration 49 Module Power Up 102 Moving Back Through 5 Pages of Registers 90 Moving Forward Through 5 Pages of Registers 90 MVI (Multi Vendor Interface) Modules 3 MVI69-MNET Add-On Instruction Rung Import Procedure 19, 20, 25, 36 MVI69-MNET Controller Tags 70 MVI69-MNET User-Defined Data Types 71

S
Sending the Configuration File 87 Server Driver 124 Service Port 59 Setting Jumpers 15 Setting Module Parameters 47 Setting the Block Transfer Size 31 Setting the Connection Input and Output Sizes 32 Setting the Read and Write Data Array Sizes 29 Setting Up the Project 45 Slave Address 60 Special Function Blocks 112 Standard Modbus Exception Code Errors 96 Start Here 9, 11 Static ARP Table 65 Status Block 110 Status Data Definition 92, 93, 110 Sub-function Codes Supported 140 Support, Service & Warranty 9, 147 Swap Code 59 System Requirements 12

N
Navigation 85 Network Menu 89, 91 No Other Warranties 154 Node IP Address 59, 60 Normal Data Transfer Blocks 49, 52, 92, 93, 105

O
Opening the Command Error List Menu 87 Opening the Command List Menu 87 Opening the Database View Menu 87 Opening the Network Menu 89 Output Offset 63

P
Package Contents 13 Pass-Through Blocks (9956 to 9959, 9961, 9970 and 9996) 119 Pass-Through Mode 51 Pinouts 3, 128, 132 Poll Interval 58

T
Time Limit for Bringing Suit 154 Transferring WATTCP.CFG to the Module 91 Transferring WATTCP.CFG to the PC 91 Troubleshooting 81

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User-Defined Data Types (UDTs) 71 Using Controller Tags 73 Using ProSoft Configuration Builder 45 Using ProSoft Configuration Builder (PCB) for Diagnostics 82, 92 Using the Diagnostic Window in ProSoft Configuration Builder 82

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Viewing Block Transfer Statistics 86 Viewing Client Configuration 88 Viewing Client Status 88 Viewing Data in ASCII (Text) Format 91 Viewing Data in Decimal Format 90 Viewing Data in Floating-Point Format 91 Viewing Data in Hexadecimal Format 90 Viewing Module Configuration 87 Viewing Network Status 88 Viewing NIC Status 88 Viewing Register Pages 90 Viewing Server Configuration 88 Viewing the Next Page of Registers 90 Viewing the Previous Page of Registers 90 Viewing the Static ARP Table 88 Viewing the WATTCP.CFG File on the module 91 Viewing Version Information 87

W
Warm Boot Block (9998) 122 Warm Booting the Module 88 Warnings 3 What Is Covered By This Warranty 151, 153 What Is Not Covered By This Warranty 152 Word Input Offset 64 Write Block 109 Write Register Count 50 Write Register Start 50

Y
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